These pictures prove that homeless people are most at risk from coronavirus

Updated: Apr 22, 2020, 19:41 | Saumya Gourisaria
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    A man holds a sign asking for help as he sits on the pavement in Westminster, central London during the nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The British parliament returns on Tuesday from an extended Easter break, allowing lawmakers to scrutinise ministers as criticism grows of government handling of the coronavirus crisis and deaths outside hospitals increase.

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    A homeless man sleeps under his jacket in the sunshine in Trafalgar Square in central London during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The number of people in Britain who have died in hospital from the coronavirus has risen by 596 to 16,060, according to daily health ministry figures.

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    Homeless people rest on a sidewalk in Tegucigalpa amid the new coronavirus pandemic. 46 have died out of 457 infected with COVID-19 in Honduras since the outbreak in its Central American nation.

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    A homeless man sleeps on the side of a road as a Moroccan health ministry worker disinfects the wall of a building in the capital Rabat on March 22, 2020.

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    A woman wearing a face mask against the spread of the new coronavirus walks past homeless people living on a sidewalk in Tegucigalpa. 46 have died out of 457 infected with COVID-19 in Honduras since the outbreak in its Central American nation.

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    A homeless sleeps in front of closed hotel in Paris on the 32nd day of a strict lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus.

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    A homeless sleeps in the entrance of a closed garment shop in Paris on the 31st day of a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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    Joggers run past a homeless man staying at the entrance of a closed shop in Paris on the 31st day of a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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    A young homeless migrant rests in a park after receiving a meal donated by a social solidarity kitchen. The pandemic precipitated municipal and solidarity actions to respond to chronic shortages of social assistance. Athens municipality opened a home for the hundreds of homeless to protect them from the pandemic. Solidarity groups distribute meals to those in need in Greece

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    A homeless man rests in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, during the novel coronavirus, pandemic.

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    A homeless man sleeps in front of The Church of the Epiphany on Palm Sunday in Washington DC where churches are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The number of confirmed coronavirus, COVID-19, cases in the United States has topped 300,000 and there have been more than 8,100 deaths.

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    A homeless person sits by a shop on a deserted Via del Corso main shopping street on March 31, 2020 in central Rome, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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    A volunter distribute food to homless men in an empty St. Peter' Square prior to Pope Francis' livestreamed Angelus prayer at the Vatican. Pope Francis joined UN Secretary General Antonio's appeal for an "immediate global ceasefire", on the fifth anniversary of Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen's civil war.

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    A homeless man eats food on a street provided by police personnel during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Ahmedabad.

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    Homeless people sit in lines outside a shelter to get food during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in New Delhi.

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    A homeless person crouches beside a wall in a Glasgow city centre street. Britain is under lockdown, its population joining around 1.7 billion people around the globe ordered to stay indoors to curb the "accelerating" spread of the coronavirus.

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About The Gallery

A pandemic poses a daunting situation for people who lack stable shelter, access to proper hygiene, and basic food supplies and the inequalities have also risen in the pandemic amid lockdown. These pictures highlight the disparity and the situation that the homeless across the world are going through.

All pictures: AFP