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2020: Quarantine & lockdown became household terms, grandma learned to make video calls


From quarantine to lockdown and containment zones to social distancing, these terms were sparsely used until the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, when these became part of the common man’s vocabulary in 2020. While the rest of the world first learned about the COVID-19 or Sars-Cov-2 from China when the first case globally was reported in Wuhan city, the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus brought in its wake sickness, death and a new set of lexicon, which was perhaps alien to the contemporary population.

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