For decades I've been watching how events that affect so called Western world evoke massive response, while much more dire situations in the rest of the world, especially in the third world countries, are ignored. Not because people would be evil by nature, but because they tend to react most on what affects them directly and are not aware of the interdependence of animate and inanimate nature.
This can change. Recent coverage of the need of global action towards the climate changes and present calls for global solidarity related to COVID-19 spread can make us more aware of the interdependence and we can extend our compassion beyond our doorstep. We can do a lot of good by acting well as well as by avoiding acting wrongly, both is beneficial and both is a source of good karma.
By now, European citizens are already well informed about the need for hygiene and self-isolation or limiting social contacts to minimum. For a spiritually inclined person this can be a very peaceful and meaningful time, dedicated to spiritual practice. Every solitary retreat that I've done in the past has recharged me with joy, peace, inner strength and dedication to study and practice dharma more, for the benefit of all beings. Every single situation we meet in our lives gives us an opportunity to practice and focus on what matters most. Sometimes the biggest challenges transform our lives for the better more than anything else.
Best wishes to all.