Lockdowns are fine for the rich, but millions are too poor to shelter from coronavirus

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It is estimated that with the clampdown in India, around a third of the world’s population is living under some form of lockdown.

But around the world, for millions living in shantytowns with access to only the most basic sanitation, there is no way to self-isolate. “The need of the hour as countries like India, the Philippines and now parts of Africa enter a lockdown phase is to consider these kinds of scenarios and maybe build temporary quarantine facilities for those living in shantytowns,” said Dr.

Priya Balasubramaniam, a senior public health scientist for the Public Health Foundation of India.

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