A lone woman wears a mask as she walks in an almost empty Grand Central Terminal in New York on Monday, as the city began its latest set of restrictions to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: will a mandatory lockdown be in the US’ future?

  • Governors and mayors across the country, looking at a growing outbreak, close schools, shut restaurants, while urging people to stay home
  • The voluntary approach may be less effective, but analysts note that coercive measures go against the values of a free society
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A lone woman wears a mask as she walks in an almost empty Grand Central Terminal in New York on Monday, as the city began its latest set of restrictions to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
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