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Showing their balcony spirit: Hope in times of COVID-19

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March 25, 2020 08:37 IST
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From dancing to playing musical instruments to exercising... balconies across the world have become the hospot as people continue to quarantine and self-isolate themselves at homes to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Danny Wertheimer, a resident of Oakland in California, plays his guitar and sings to his neighbours after California's Governor Gavin Newsom implemented a state wide "stay at home order" directing the state’s 40 million residents to stay in their homes for the foreseeable future. Photograph: Kate Munsch/Reuters
 

DJ and event producer Nash Petrovic live streams a set from his roof during the outbreak of coronavirus disease in Brooklyn, New York, US. DJs from Spain to US are live-streaming their sets to spread some positive vibes across these times of panic and constant worry. Photograph: Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

Residents clap and bang utensils from their balcony to cheer for emergency personnel and sanitation workers who are on the frontlines in the fight against coronavirus, in Ahmedabad. Last Sunday, following similar scenes in Italy and Spain Indians stood in their doorways and on balconies applauding, ringing bells and blowing conch shells, heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to express gratitude to those who have been on the front line. The applause reverberated through the deserted streets of India. Indians of all ages joined celebrities, soldiers and politicians in thanking caregivers. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Uruguayan cellist Karina Nunez performs for her neighbours at the balcony of her department during the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Panama City, Panama. Photograph: Erick Marciscano/Reuters

In Budapest, Hungary, musician Adam Moser plays for neighbours from his balcony. The Hungarian government declared a state of emergency on March 11. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Women dance to a song on their balcony, as radio stations across the country play music to raise spirits while Italy remains under lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters

Worried about your health and fitness? Personal trainer Antonietta Orsini carries out an exercise class for her neighbours from her balcony while Italians cannot leave their homes due to the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Osama Hussein trains on the roof of his house, while gyms are closed as a preventive measure against coronavirus in Erbil, Iraq. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters
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