Coronavirus Outbreak: How the world is living in a pandemic, coping with COVID-19

Updated: Apr 01, 2020, 15:28 | Jonita Colaco
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    Boatmen waiting for passengers docked on the bank of a river during a government-imposed lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Dhaka on March 28.

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    Traffic police personnel wearing coronavirus-themed helmets participate in a campaign to educate the public during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Bangalore on March 31. 

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    Prison inmates lie to sleep at the crowded courtyard of the Quezon City jail in Manila. UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged countries to protect people held in overcrowded prisons and other enclosed facilities by releasing vulnerable detainees, saying COVID-19 "risks rampaging through such institutions".

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    A picture taken on March 31 shows a general view of the Yangtze River and buildings in the city in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province. Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) first emerged last year, partly reopened on March 28 after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. 

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    Volunteers from Dera Kar Sewa Sant Baba Bhuri Wale organisation prepare food for people in need during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Amritsar on March 31. 

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    Pope Francis (Bottom C) arriving to preside over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church, to be conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, on March 27 at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.

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    A maintenance worker, wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, stands in the middle of the railway track on the Long Bien bridge in Hanoi. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced on March 31 that Vietnam would be under "complete social isolation" for two weeks beginning April 1.

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    Iran's Azadi (Freedom) Tower is lit up with flags and messages of hope in solidarity with all the countries affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Tehran. 

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    Yassin Hussein Moyo’s relatives cry prior to Yassin’s burial at Kariokor Muslim Cemetery in Nairobi, Kenya on March 31. 13-year-old boy Yassin Hussein Moyo was shot in the stomach the night before allegedly by Police officers in the Huruma slums of Nairobi while he was at the balcony of his house. The Police officers were patrolling the area as they enforced the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by the Kenyan Government as a measure to stop the spread of the deadly virus. 

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    This picture taken on March 31 shows Kievskaya metro station in Moscow, amid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Moscow, with its more than 12 million people, went into lockdown on March 30, and more than a dozen regions moved to introduce similar steps to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

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    A volunteer sprays disinfectant in Shwedagon Pagoda compound as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Yangon on March 31. Myanmar reported its first coronavirus death, a 69-year-old man who returned to the country in mid-March after receiving cancer treatment in Australia.

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    The pedestrian bridge on Drava river lighted with Italian national flag colors supporting Italy in their efforts against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in eastern Croatian town of Osijek. 

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    A person walking along the empty Florida pedestrian street in Buenos Aires, on March 30. Compulsory social isolation was extended until April 12 in Argentina, the government announced Sunday as 820 people infected and 20 dead were so far reported in the South American nation.

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    Workers spray disinfectant at a Hindu temple during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Karachi. 

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    Palestinian workers manufacture protective coverall suits and maks at a workshop in Gaza City on March 30, amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Queen Tex factory in the Gaza Strip used to specialise in making shirts and jeans, but as the new coronavirus swept the globe it pivoted into medicalwear.Now lines of men use old sewing machines to stitch together masks while also wearing them as the blockaded Palestinian enclave develops a homegrown response to the crisis.

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    A police officer rides a horse covered with coronavirus-themed paintings as he speaks to the public during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Peapally Mandal village of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. 

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    A morning aerial photo taken on March 30 shows deserted streets and the Colosseum monument in Rome.

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    A police officer instructs migrant workers and their family members to line-up as they leave Delhi for their homes during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown.

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    Lithuanian groom Dainius and his bride Ramune pose for the photographer, wearing protective masks against the new coronavirus after their wedding ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

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    White circles are marked on the ground for people to maintain social distanciation at a local vegetable market during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Faridabad on March 27.

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About The Gallery

As the world grapples with the widespread of the coronavirus outbreak, here is how different countries are coping with the pandemic. 

All photos: AFP