Coronavirus tales: Balcony diaries during lockdown

Updated: May 02, 2020, 12:51 | Sherlin Rajan
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    People gather in flat balconies of a residential building to clap to thank essential service providers during a one-day Janata curfew imposed amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19, in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in March.

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    People applaud while musicians play instruments from their balconies during home confinement due to the novel coronavirus in Valencia, Spain.

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    A girl and men look out from balconies as they remain under quarantine at al-Mathaf hotel in Gaza City amidst measures to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Fitness coach Sebastien Manko gives a lesson from the street to ederly people attending from the balconies of their retirement home in Bordeaux in France as the country is under lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    People dance on balconies as police officers visit the neighbourhood and encourage people to dance to cheer them up during the lockdown imposed a preventive measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Bogota, Colombia

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    People stand on their balconies as Father Nuno Westood travels aboard a convertible Smart to pray for the faithful fulfilling the duty to stay at home on Easter Sunday due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in Oeiras in the outskirts of Lisbon in Portugal.

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    An art installation, part of the "Balconies, Life, Art, Pandemic, and Proximity" exhibition is seen in Berlin, amid a new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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    A strip of fabric hanging from a balcony, part of the "Balconies, Life, Art, Pandemic, and Proximity" exhibition, is seen in Berlin amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    A poem with the title "Lockdown" hangs on a clothes line, part of the "Balconies, Life, Art, Pandemic, and Proximity" exhibition, in Berlin amid a new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Members of Qatar's Philharmonic Orchestra perform from their balconies to punctuate the monotony of social distancing in Doha during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Banners hang from balconies reading " Thanks to all the heroes" during the lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

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    Spanish comedian Jorge Cadaval (Right) records her sister Maite (Left) while singing, as residents mark traditional April Fair from their adorned balconies due to a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease in Triana, Seville, in Spain.

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    Neighbours sit on their balconies as they listen to renowned Moldavian violin soloist, Alexandra Conunova as she plays a concert from her balcony in Lausanne, Switzerland during the semi-lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Residents standing out of their balconies singing in tribute to healthcare workers and migrant workers as the government imposed tighter restrictions to combat the spread of the COVID-19 in Singapore.

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    People celebrate with Turkish flags on their balconies to mark the National Sovereignty and Children's Day, in Istanbul, as the country is under lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    People stand on their balconies to take part in a national "clap for carers" to show thanks for the work of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) workers and frontline medical staff around the country as they battle with the novel coronavirus pandemic, in Glasgow.

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About The Gallery

Balconies give a glimpse of life during the lockdown imposed by the governments due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Even as balconies have also been a way of communicating with neighbours, it has now become for a spot for lauding the essential workers' efforts, to enjoy impromptu concerts and singalongs and what not. Here's a glimpse of how people are living their lockdown days from the balconies across the world. (Pictures/AFP)