March 24, 2020
It would be interesting to see data on suicides during the isolation and quarantine periods of this coronavirus pandemic.
A man has been killed after jumping from a luxury Manhattan apartment block.
The 64-year-old who has yet to have been identified jumped from the 16th-floor of the Tribeca Park building on Chambers Street at around 11pm on Friday.
The man died instantly after landing in the building’s courtyard, authorities said.
Some neighbors have said the apparent suicide could have been related to the state’s regulations regarding coronavirus, self-isolation and the current pandemic.
‘I came out to smoke a cigarette, and they told me someone jumped,’ one resident told the New York Post.
She added: ‘You have to be mentally strong to take on isolation. The uncertainty of what’s going to happen is scary.’
Police have not linked the death to the coronavirus outbreak, or New York’s lockdown.
In some parts of the world, people are getting arrested for going out of their homes for anything other than going to the supermarket.
POLICE in France have been pictured forcibly detaining a woman who reportedly refused to observe a nationwide quarantine.
The French government yesterday imposed new measures aimed at tackling the coronavirus, banning people from leaving their homes without permission.
Police and the army are now patrolling the streets across France to enforce the orders.
Footage posted to social media today showed a group of officers, some of them armed, holding a women down on Paris’s Rue Poulet while she struggles and shouts at them.
A number of passersby can bee seen looking on or arguing with police.
A caption said that the clip showed the “arrest of a woman by the police because she had no certificate”.
What this period of isolation and media hysteria about the pandemic is doing to people’s minds is something that’ll probably become clearer in the next few weeks, but this whole thing doesn’t appear to be having a positive effect.
Will things even ever go back to the way they were before the outbreak?