Schools in the UK shutdown on Friday. Since then rainbows have started popping up.
Hundreds of schools are encouraging pupils to put up paintings to "spread hope" after a trend started online. And it's catching on.
A spokesman for Grange First School in Newcastle said: "We are hoping to spread our cheerful windows campaign as wide as possible,"
"Signs are going up in windows all over our area and beyond and will really help maintain morale for children (and families) in these difficult times," he said.
If those rainbows have medicinal super-powers authorities would be grateful Instead the number of confirmed cases across the world nears 300,000, fears for regions with poor sanitation, urban crowding and the lack of intensive-care units grow.
Africa has now reported more than 1100 infections and the World Health Organization is concerned that lack of equipment and trained staff also could hamper any response.
In all, 42 of Africa's 54 countries are now affected and travel bans are being imposed. For instance, the continent's most populous country, Nigeria, is on closing airports to all incoming international flights for one month.
Africa has lagged behind the global curve for coronavirus infections and deaths, but in the past few days has seen a significant rise in cases.
India's population of more than 1.3 billion observed its first "peoples' curfew" on Sunday, with millions staying indoors and emerging only for a few minutes at 5pm to ring bells and bang on steel plates.
While the number of confirmed cases to date seems low for a country of 1.3 billion people, there are concerns this is due to low levels of testing.
Italy reported another 651 deaths overnight and with more than 3000 health workers testing positive in Spain, authorities have extended countrywide emergency measures two more weeks.
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Restrictions are being ramped up the world over. In Lombardy, a particularly badly-affected region in Italy, sport and physical activity outside, even individually, is banned. Using vending machines is forbidden.
In Greece there is a ban on all unnecessary movement. As of 6am Monday, only those who are going to or from work, buying food, visiting a doctor or pharmacy, taking brief exercise or walking a pet will be allowed on the streets, the Greek PM said.
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