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25 March 2020, 05:53 | Updated: 25 March 2020, 13:40

A man walking dogs past a deserted Cathedral of Barcelona during the period of confinement
A man walking dogs past a deserted Cathedral of Barcelona during the period of confinement. Picture: PA

A quarter of the world's population is now living under lockdown, with many borders closed and travel suspended, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Around 2 billion people have been affected by some sort of coronavirus lockdown, to varying degrees of severity.

India's population of 1.3 billion is spending its first day shut down after a spike in cases.

Spain's death toll became the world's second highest on Tuesday, with the number of fatalities reaching 3,434.

Italy, the worst affected country, has now seen 6,820 deaths and over 64,000 cases.

424 people who've tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK have now died, with over 8,000 cases.

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