Life under coronavirus: 24 Hours around the world in pictures
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.
Dressed in protective gear, an Italian funeral services employee in Bergamo province takes photos of the coffin of someone who has died and is being buried without their loved ones permitted to attend the cemetery due to quarantine restrictions.
(Photo: PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP)
The Champs-Elysees, Paris' legendary avenue, usually thronging with tourists and people taking a stroll, is deserted.
(Photo: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP)
In the normally buzzing bar and restaurant district of Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong singer and Elvis impersonator Kwok Lam-sang, 67, is all alone, guitar slung across his shoulder
(Photo: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP)
Cafes on usually busy streets have fallen silent.
(Photo: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP)
Palestinians pray in front of the entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Islam's third holiest site, after it was closed by the Waqf, the Muslim foundation that runs the compound.
(Photo: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP)
Senegal's religious Layene Brotherhood has cancelled its annual pilgrimage to the sacred cave of Almadies.
(Photo: JOHN WESSELS/AFP)
Thai people confined to their homes in the centre of Bangkok, before a state of emergency was introduced.
(Photo: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP)
Working at home and homeschooling
While his daughters play in the room next door, Yuki Sato, a Japanese employee of a start-up company, works at home.
(Photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP)
Indian Diya Roy Chowdhury, who works in human relations for a Mumbai company, takes a break on her sofa after setting up a home office. Working at home has both pros and cons, she says.
(Photo: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP)
DURA, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian teacher Jihad Abu Sharar holds her class online from her home near Hebron, following the closure of schools.
(Photo: HAZEM BADER/AFP)
Five at the dining table, one on the bed and another at the computer: a picture of homeschooling as a family after the closure of schools.
(Photo: ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP)
Clutching their pencils and with their exercise books laid on the table, pupils follow their lessons by computer at home.
(Photo: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP
Food delivery rider Dixon Abreu pedals along July 9 Avenue, bringing food orders to those confined in the city.
(Photo: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP)
Fashion designer David Avido, 24, is making masks with left-over fabric from his creations and is giving them away.
(Photo: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP)
SANTA MONICA, California
"We've arrived at the ocean, guys!" says the head of Surf City Tours Adam Duford, who is organising virtual trips via mobile phones and social networks.
(Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP)
Employees of Norwegian Cruise Line clean a cruise ship. Several cruise liners have become stranded over suspected or proven cases of Covid-19 on board.
(Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP)
Playing and running alone
On the roof of his building, a Greek artist displays graffiti urging people to stay home and to wear a mask.
(Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP)
Israeli saxophonist Yarden Klayman plays for her neighbours in the city's Basel district, after having had to cancel her concert following a ban on non-essential travel.
(Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP)
In Bangladesh, Samin Shara, nine, plays alone with a ball on the roof of his apartment building.
(Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP)
A jogger in Britain finds she has Greenwich Park in southeast London to herself.
(Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP)
Thanks to an online pilates course, a Cypriot woman exercises at home, while her dog stretches too beside her.
(Photo: CHRISTINA ASSI/AFP)
Indonesian Bambang Soetono and his relatives hold midday prayers at home in this town on Java, after religious authorities urged the faithful to stay home to pray.
(Photo: ADEK BERRY/AFP)
Cello player Karina Nunez plays on her balcony for her neighbours during the lockdown.
(Photo: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP)
Brazilian graffiti artist Rafamon projects a work onto a large screen colourfully declaring: "Vai Passar" or "It Will Pass".
(Photo: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP)