Closed shops on a near-empty street in the northern English city of Leeds on March 30, as the UK observes a three-week lockdown amid fears life may not return to normal for six months or longer. Photo: AFP Closed shops on a near-empty street in the northern English city of Leeds on March 30, as the UK observes a three-week lockdown amid fears life may not return to normal for six months or longer. Photo: AFP
Closed shops on a near-empty street in the northern English city of Leeds on March 30, as the UK observes a three-week lockdown amid fears life may not return to normal for six months or longer. Photo: AFP

Letters | As China-style lockdowns travel around the world, time to stop calling them ‘draconian’

  • Lockdowns and travel restrictions have proved to be effective in fighting the spread of Covid-19. Curbing some personal liberties is justified when public welfare is at stake

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Closed shops on a near-empty street in the northern English city of Leeds on March 30, as the UK observes a three-week lockdown amid fears life may not return to normal for six months or longer. Photo: AFP Closed shops on a near-empty street in the northern English city of Leeds on March 30, as the UK observes a three-week lockdown amid fears life may not return to normal for six months or longer. Photo: AFP
Closed shops on a near-empty street in the northern English city of Leeds on March 30, as the UK observes a three-week lockdown amid fears life may not return to normal for six months or longer. Photo: AFP
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