The world is in the middle of an unprecedented global health crisis. The fatal coronavirus has infected over 1 million people across the globe and claimed the lives of as many as 50,000. The pandemic has worsened in places like the United States and Europe with New York City being the new epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak. The city needs over 2 million surgical masks and 1,00,000 surgical gowns for doctors to be able to treat the existing number of patients. In Europe, on the other hand, the cases have crossed the 3,00,000 mark and India too has witnessed a spike in the number of patients over the last two days. While we're safe inside our homes, these pictures from across the world give us a glimpse into the grim reality we are facing.
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The United States is the world's worst-hit country right now. It has recorded more than 5,800 coronavirus deaths, according to CNN reports. It has confirmed more than 2,42,000 cases of the disease.
Images of doctors at NY hospitals dumping their gloves, to them handling bodies of those who have succumbed to coronavirus outbreak--these pictures will break your hearts.
A once-bustling New York City has now become eerily quiet with no human in sight at other-wise crowded spots like Times Square and Park Avenue.
After the United States, the virus has also has had a devastating impact on European countries. COVID-19 has infected 1,15,242 people in Italy, 1,12,065 in Spain and 84,788 in Germany.
The worst-hit segment of society amid the 21-day national lockdown in India is the poor and migrant workers. Visuals of migrant workers walking back to their home-town will make you feel starkly aware of your own privilige.
While the future is uncertain, it's important to remind ourselves that this situation is temporary. We're all in this together, and we'll bounce back stronger once we overcome the crisis. Until then, stay home and stay safe!