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Emergency protocol that prevents people or information from leaving an area

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A lockdown is an emergency protocol that usually prevents people or information from leaving an area. The protocol can usually only be initiated by someone in a position of authority. Lockdowns can also be used to protect people inside a facility or, for example, a computing system, from a threat or other external event. Of buildings, a drill lockdown usually means that doors leading outside are locked such that no person may enter or exit. A full lockdown usually means that people must stay where they are and may not enter or exit a building or rooms within said building. If people are in a hallway, they should go to the nearest safe, enclosed room.

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Livening up lockdown: Top musical moments from around the world [Video]

Livening up lockdown: Top musical moments from around the world

From opera singers to saxophonists, musicians around the world have brought a bit of much needed cheer to their neighborhoods during coronavirus lockdown.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
UK coronavirus death toll rises to 1,019, up 260 in one day [Video]

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 1,019, up 260 in one day

Britain said 1,019 people had died after testing positive for coronavirus by 1700GMT on Friday, a rise of 260 on the total 24 hours earlier. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published
Timelapse: London on Lockdown [Video]

Timelapse: London on Lockdown

A timelapse of London's near-empty pavements as Covid-19 lockdown measures force people to stay inside in an attempt to block the virus' spread.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

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