The coronavirus has ostensibly put the world on hold. With stay-at-home orders in place, businesses closed, travel restricted and events scrapped, many of us are caught in limbo: the milestones we've been working toward - like university graduations or starting a new job - are suddenly postponed or cancelled altogether.
As social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, ever more people worldwide are separated from relatives, friends and loved ones. As of March 29, an estimated 229 million Americans, 60 million Italians and 1.3 billion Indians have been asked to stay home.
Editor's note: As coronavirus spreads through the country, states have closed schools and nonessential businesses and prohibited group gatherings. This leaves most of us at home, but many of us live in close quarters with other people.
The past few days have made clear how serious the escalating coronavirus pandemic is for many people in the United States. Schools and workplaces across the country closed, major events were canceled, and testing delays made it impossible to confirm how many people were infected.