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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

In other news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered India, a nation of 1.3 billion people, to isolate at home for 21 days warning that refusing to do so could decimate the densely-populated country.

"According to health experts, a minimum of 21 days is most crucial to break the cycle of infection. If we are not able to manage this pandemic in the next 21 days, the country and your family will be setback by 21 years. If we are not able to manage the next 21 days, then many families will be destroyed forever," Modi said.

Meanwhile, the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo have been officially delayed until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.

Finally, people are drinking more at home these days.

The spread of the coronavirus has changed life as the world knew it, and that includes how we imbibe.

Money once spent on booze in pubs, restaurants and bars, is going to six-packs or cases of wine and beer consumed at home, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday by Constellation Brands.

Cities from San Francisco to New York have shut down the places where people gathered, at best allowing pick-up or delivery. Orders for alcohol meant to be consumed outside of bars or restaurants spiked by 30% over the past four weeks at Constellation Brands, the maker of, among other things, Corona beer. Constellation, which also makes Funky Buddha beer,and wines like Clos du Bois, as well Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey, is shifting operations to accommodate home drinking.

I haven't ordered any takeout because it's too expensive for me, but my consumption of cheap stuff has definitely increased.