Inside India’s Lockdown

In this week’s show, we looked at the world’s second most populous country, India. Currently, it has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases globally, and the highest number in Asia.

India, home to 1.3 billion people, is currently undergoing one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.

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World Health Organisation’s Handling of Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been criticised for its slowness in declaring the coronavirus to be a global pandemic, and for defending China’s handling of the epidemic.

A few places have seemed to have things more under control though. One of them is Taiwan.

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Inside Wuhan’s Lockdown: The Locals

Since January 23rd, the city of Wuhan has been under lockdown. 11 million people have been subjected to unprecedented quarantine restrictions for more than a month.

As public discontent has grown, the state has clamped down and restricted communications in social media. Authorities have silenced critics and arrested citizen journalists, including Fang Bin , Chen Qiushi and Li Zehua.

Not everyone is willing to stay silent though. We spoke to some locals who have experienced heartbreaks, but determined to fight the battle.

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