Life under coronavirus: 24 hours around the world in pictures

 
Thu Mar 26th, 2020 - Nationwide
 

Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic.

From Paris to Santa Monica, Dhaka to Panama, life has shuddered to a halt in varying degrees, with the closure of bars and other non-essential businesses and school classes suspended, while gatherings are banned, transport is limited and beaches and parks now no-go zones.

Here are 24 photographs, taken from Monday to Tuesday, showing scenes playing out in countries around the globe, of deserted roads and city centres, people working at home, pupils being schooled online, lonely funerals and spontaneous concerts from balconies.

< Previous1 of 10Next > This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows a pallbearer taking a picture of a coffin for the relatives of a deceased person at the cemetery of Grassobbio in the province of Bergamo, as they could not attend the ceremony because they are in quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP) A picture shows the empty Champs-Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, at night on March 24, 2020, on the eight day of a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in France. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) This photo taken on March 23, 2020 shows Kwok Lam-sang, 67, who has been performing covers of Elvis Presley songs under the name of "Melvis" since 1992, walking with his guitar past closed bars in the usually busy drinking area of Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong, after restaurants and bars in the city were banned from selling alcohol as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows a man sitting alone at a street-cafe, amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Hanoi. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) Palestinians perform their Friday prayers in the almost deserted Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, after clerics took protective measures and ordered the mosques shut in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, on March 20, 2020. - Israel has 433 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with another 44 in the occupied Palestinian territories and tens of thousands in self-isolation. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows a member of the Layenne community praying in the sacred Cave of Almadies, where the community's upcoming annual pilgrimage has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Dakar. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows people in their apartments, amid fears over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in central Bangkok. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows Yuki Sato, an employee in a startup company, working from home as a result of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Tokyo, as his daughters Yurina (L) and Hinano play and his wife Hitomi uses a mobile phone. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows human resources professional Diya RoyChowdhury listening to music on her mobile phone while working from home in Mumbai, during a partial lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows members of a family studying together at home in Khartoum, as schools and universities close as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ashraf SHAZLY / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows students attending an online class at home in Kuwait City, after schools were closed as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows food delivery rider Dixon Abreu on a bicycle along the 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires, as he delivers meals due to an increase in orders as a result of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ronaldo SCHEMIDT / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows Lookslikeavido fashion designer David Avido (C), 24, who makes face masks from remnants of cloth he uses and distributes them to the public for free almost everyday, giving his handmade face masks to people at a butcher shop in Kibera as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows Adam Duford, owner of Surf City Tours, describing iconic sites in Santa Monica, California as part of a "virtual tour" via his Instagram feed, as the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation forced his normal tour bus business to come to a halt. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows Norwegian Cruise Line employees cleaning a cruise ship in Miami, amid fears over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chandan KHANNA / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows saxophonist Yarden Klayman performing on a rooftop for residents of Basel Square in Tel Aviv after her concert was cancelled due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows artist S.F., 16, spraypainting graffiti inspired by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on the roof of his apartment building in Athens. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Aris Messinis / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows Samin Sharar, 9, playing on the rooftop of his building in Dhaka, as he avoids going out due to fears over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows a runner crossing a road closed to traffic as she exercises in Greenwich Park in south London, as people come to terms with the government's request for social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows Bambang Soetono (C) and his relatives taking part in noon Islamic prayers at his home in Tangerang, after the government called on Muslims to avoid religious gatherings and practise social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Adek BERRY / AFP) A woman attends an online pilates class as her dog, Elvis, sits next to her during the lesson at home in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on March 23, 2020, as restrictions on movement and social distancing were imposed on all cititizens across the east Mediterrean island of Cyprus to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Christina ASSI / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows Uruguayan cellist Karina Nunez playing on the balcony of her apartment in Panama City, during the mandatory isolation from 5pm to 5am as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Luis ACOSTA / AFP) This picture taken on March 23, 2020 shows graffiti artist Rafamon projecting her artwork with a message that reads, "Vai Passar" (It will pass) onto a building near her home in Rio de Janeiro, after she decided to self-isolate as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. - Over a 24-hour period, in a world where a third of humanity is now under orders to stay home, AFP photographers have captured snapshots of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
 
 

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