There have been many side effects of Corona; some good, some bad.
Lockdowns were response to Corona. Central government imposed lockdown on the whole country with effect from 25/3/2020 for 21 days and later extended it by 19 days. State governments have imposed lockdowns which started before central lockdown.
Pollution is down. Air is clean. People of Jalandhar can see Himalaya mountains 120 miles away.
Ganges is clean. Its water is potable.
Newspapers were not printed for many days. That saved lot of newsprint and trees.
Oil price has come down. At one time price became less than zero which meant seller had to pay buyer.
Many people have lost incomes. Closure of cloth and other shops, educational institutions, factories, gymnasia, studios and theatres has resulted in loss of business and income for many. There is no certainty about annual and board examinations and academic years.
Migrant workers were caught unawares by central lockdown. Modi had given 59 hours time for Janata curfew, 69 hours for clapping, 60 hours for candle lighting and for lockdown four hours. This caused misery for migrant workers who walked miles to return to their native places and some died on the way. Some were locked up and treated like criminals.
Old TV serials are back. Unexpected income for their producers.
Domestic violence is up. Many wives did not have time to go to their maternal homes.
No public religious gatherings meant no public celebration of festivals.
Sports events cancelled. Bad for athletes, organisers, viewers and sports channels. Wimbledon had pandemic insurance. So they did not lose.
Some alcoholics committed suicide due to close of liquor shops. Some drank diluted sanitiser.
Wild animals are seen on roads.
Sweden did not impose lockdown. It did not do badly compared to countries that imposed lockdown.
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