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COVID-19: How it changes the way we travel?

The COVID-19 pandemic hit India harder than we all expected. It was towards the end of February that India saw heightened precautions against possible spread of COVID-19 in our country. By early March, governments had started implementing precautionary measures even in domestic travel. Sometime in the second week of March, the numbers began rising, and panic started to set in. Towards the end of March, we went in to a prolonged lockdown, which hasn't been completely reversed yet. It isn't time yet to reverse the lockdown, or travel! 
How would this change the way we travel?
People say wearing the mask would be the "new normal" - but would that be? Has anyone fancied wearing the mask while you go to sleep, for over 8 hours when you travel, and eating food when its break time. 
People say social distancing would be the "new normal" - Social what? Is it really feasible for a country of 1.3 Billion people to actually practice social distancing? Try to think of Mum…