THE YEAR 2020 started off with a bang and with the promise of many good things to come. But in January bushfires ravaged Australia and concomitantly, Covid-19 was beginning to make its presence felt outside of Wuhan, China where the deadly virus was first discovered. By March 11, the World Health Organization had declared it a pandemic – it has since claimed 252,366 lives, while 3,644,840 people worldwide are confirmed Covid-19 carriers (as of May 5).
The Himalayas is now visible from rooftops and empty streets of Jalandhar in Northern Punjab, India. Photo: Evening Standard.
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