The new epidemic of coronavirus
A policeman wearing a coronavirus-themed outfit walks through a market in Chennai, India, to raise awareness of social distancing on Thursday, April 2.
A woman in Moscow cooks while watching Russian President Vladimir Putin speak to the nation about the coronavirus pandemic.
The hashtag “stayhome” is projected onto the Matterhorn mountain which straddles Switzerland and Italy on Wednesday April 1. The mountain was illuminated by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter, who transforms buildings, monuments and landscapes around the world to raise awareness of the pandemic.
Volunteers load bags of food into a truck to deliver to low-income families in Panama City, Panama, April 1.
Designer wedding dresses and evening wear Friederike Jorzig adjusts a model wearing a wedding dress and face mask in her Berlin store on Tuesday, March 31.
People pray near the grave of musician Robson de Souza Lopes after his funeral in Manaus, Brazil, March 31. According to authorities at the Amazon Health Secretary, the 43-year-old man died after being diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
Chris Lyndberg distributes a free lunch to a truck driver at a rest area along Interstate 10 in Sacaton, Arizona on March 31. supplies, food and other necessities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Farmers deliver vegetables to a customer in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, France, Sunday, March 29.
People listen from their homes while priests perform Sunday Mass from the roof of a church in Rome on March 29.
Volunteers in protective gear spray disinfectant on storefronts in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 29.
Huntington Beach, California and its shutter pier are empty on March 28. The city has closed its pier and parking lots along the beach in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
A waiter serves takeout in Moscow on March 28.
A worker fixes partitions in a quarantine center in Guwahati, India, March 28.
The devices used to diagnose the coronavirus were inspected in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, March 27. The devices were being prepared for the test kits from the bio-diagnostic company SD Biosensor.
A student does homework in Bratislava, Slovakia, March 27. Schools have been closed around the world and many children have taken their courses online.
A National Guard truck sprays disinfectant in Caracas, Venezuela, March 27.
Pope Francis prays on an empty Saint Peter’s square on March 27.
The caskets carrying victims of coronavirus are stored in a warehouse in Ponte San Pietro, Italy, Thursday, March 26. They would be transported to another area for cremation.
A screen advises motorists to stay at home in Manchester, England.
Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards prepare to participate in the disinfection of the city of Tehran on March 25.
Lydia Hassebroek attends a ballet class from her home in New York on March 25.
People visit the Beijing Zoo on March 25 after reopening its outdoor exhibits to the public.
People practice social distance while waiting for take-out food at a mall in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24.
People arrive at Madrid’s southern municipal cemetery to attend the funeral of a man who died of coronavirus.
A normally busy street is usually empty in Pattaya, Thailand on March 23.
Passengers arrive at Hong Kong International Airport on March 23.
Giuseppe Corbari organizes Sunday Mass in front of the photographs sent by members of his congregation to Giussano, Italy, on March 22. Many religious services are broadcast online so that people can worship while keeping their distance from others.
People applaud balconies to show appreciation for healthcare workers in Mumbai, India.
A woman attends a Sunday service at the Nairobi Baptist Church in Nairobi, Kenya, March 22. The service was broadcast live on the Internet.
A member of the Syrian Red Crescent sprays disinfectant along an alley in the historic Hamidiyah market in Damascus, Syria.
A funeral service is held without family members in Bergamo, Italy, on March 21.
A member of the Syrian relief group Violet disinfects tents in an IDP camp in Kafr Jalis, Syria, on March 21.
On March 20, a doctor examines Juan Vasquez in a test tent at New York’s St. Barnabas Hospital.
On March 18, medical personnel in protective coveralls descended an escalator at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport.
A patient in a biological containment unit is transported on a stretcher to Rome on March 17.
A pedestrian walks a dog on a quiet street in New York on March 17.
People gather to collect free masks in New Delhi on March 17.
Students of the Attarkiah Islamic School wear face masks during a ceremony in the southern province of Narathiwat, Thailand, on March 17.
People wait outside a Woolworths store in Sunbury, Australia, March 17. Australian supermarket chains have announced special shopping hours for the elderly and the disabled so they can shop in less crowded aisles.
A member of the Spanish Military Emergency Unit performs general disinfection at Malaga Airport on March 16.
Displaced families near Atme, Syria, attend a workshop to raise awareness of the coronavirus.
A police officer checks the temperature of bus passengers at a checkpoint in Manila, the Philippines, March 16.
The flowers are stored before destruction at a flower auction in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, on March 16. Falling demand due to the coronavirus epidemic threatens the Dutch horticultural sector, forcing the destruction of products.
Body temperatures are analyzed when people enter the Wat Pho Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand on March 13.
Sunday March 15, two nuns welcome their neighbors from their balcony in Turin, Italy.
Passengers wait for their flight at Marrakech airport in Morocco on March 15.
On March 15, US Vice President Mike Pence answered a question during a White House briefing on the coronavirus.
A Sea World employee sprays disinfectant in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, March 14.
A member of the White House doctor’s office takes the temperature of a member of the media in the White House briefing room on March 14. It was before a press conference with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Journalists from Arlington, Virginia are seated about 4 feet apart during a briefing from Marine Corps General Kenneth F. McKenzie on March 13.
People walk past a Broadway theater closed on March 13 after New York canceled all rallies of more than 500 people.
A Costco customer stands next to two shopping carts in Richmond, California on March 13.
A teacher works in an empty classroom at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.
A woman watches an empty bread aisle in Antwerp, Belgium, March 13.
Employees of the Greek Parliament wear plastic gloves before the swearing-in ceremony for Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
A motorcyclist drives a spray disinfectant in Jammu, India, March 13.
Workers prepare to construct an additional building in a hospital on the outskirts of Moscow.
Paul Boyer, chief equipment manager of the NHL Detroit Red Wings, takes out the equipment bags in Washington on March 12. The NHL is one of the sporting leagues that have suspended their seasons.
Students leave Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on March 12. Beginning the next day, schools in the Snohomish School District are scheduled to close until April 24.
An Uber Eats delivery biker stands in a deserted Piazza di Spagna in Rome.
Workers in protective gear disinfect the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul on March 11.
A person wearing a face mask walks outside a shopping mall in Beijing on March 11.
Medical staff in Wuhan, China, celebrated the release of all coronavirus patients from the temporary hospital on March 9.
Sumo wrestlers attend a tournament in Osaka, Japan, which is taking place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus epidemic.
A couple ride a bike in a park in Seoul, South Korea, March 7.
On March 5, a Blue Sky Rescue volunteer uses fumigation equipment to disinfect a residential complex in Beijing.
Municipal workers are seen at the Kaaba, inside the Great Mosque of Mecca. Saudi Arabia has emptied Islam’s holiest site for sterilization because of fears of coronaviruses, an unprecedented move after the kingdom suspended the Umrah pilgrimage all year.
Passengers react as a worker in a protective suit disinfects the departure area of a station in Hefei, China, March 4.
Teachers at Nagoya International School in Japan are hosting an online course for students who stay at home as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.
Soldiers spray disinfectant on a shopping street in Seoul.
A faithful Muslim attends a mass prayer against the coronavirus in Dakar, Senegal, March 4. It was after cases were confirmed in the country.
People wear face masks in Times Square in New York on March 3. New York reported its first case of coronavirus two days earlier.
A security guard stands on the Shibuya Sky Observation Deck in Tokyo on March 3.
Medical personnel stand outside a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, March 1.
Healthcare workers transfer a patient to the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington on March 1. The long-term care facility is linked to confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a London laboratory of the Public Health England National Infection Service.
Tomoyuki Sugano, a professional Yomiuri Giants baseball player, pitches an empty Tokyo Dome during a preseason game on February 29. Fans have been excluded from preseason games to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Commuters wearing masks commute to work during morning rush hour at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo on February 28.
On February 28, medical personnel transported a coronavirus patient to the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan.
A bank worker disinfects banknotes in Sichuan Province of China on February 26.
A child wearing a protective mask rides a scooter in an empty area in Beijing.
A Catholic devotee wears a face mask as he is sprayed with ash during the Ash Wednesday services in Paranaque, the Philippines, on February 26.
People disinfect the Qume Masumeh Shrine in Tehran, Iran, on February 25.
On February 24, a Daegu worker stacks plastic buckets containing medical waste from coronavirus patients.
Paramedics transport an ambulance stretcher to Hong Kong on February 23.
A team of volunteers disinfects a pedestrian bridge in Bangkok, Thailand.
A man bikes in Beijing on February 23.
Staff at Codogno hospital in Italy are transporting new beds inside the hospital on February 21. The hospital welcomes people who have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
Doctors examine a lung scan at a hospital in Xiaogan, China on February 20.
A medical worker rests in the isolation department of the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan on February 16.
Authorities watch the cruise ship Westerdam approach a port in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on February 13. Despite the absence of confirmed cases of coronavirus on board, the Westerdam was refused port by four other Asian countries before being allowed to dock in Cambodia.
On February 12, a worker had his temperature checked on a shuttered commercial street in Beijing.
The beds are made in the Wuhan sports center, which has been transformed into a temporary hospital.
A child drives a scooter in front of a police officer wearing protective gear outside the Hong Mei home in Hong Kong on February 11. More than 100 people have evacuated the block of apartments after four residents in two different apartments tested positive for coronavirus.
A policeman, on the left, is wearing protective gear while guarding a cord at the Hong Mei home in Hong Kong on February 11.
President Xi Jinping had his temperature checked during an appearance in Beijing on February 10.
People participating in a Lunar New Year parade in New York hold up signs saying, “Wuhan stays strong!” On February 9.
A worker in a protective suit uses a machine to disinfect a business establishment in Shanghai, China, February 9.
Workers in protective gear walk near the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama on February 7.
A woman cries paying tribute to Li at Li’s hospital in Wuhan on February 7.
The cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is seen docked at the Cape Liberty cruise port in Bayonne, New Jersey on February 7. Passengers were to be screened for coronavirus as a precaution, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told CNN.
A light installation is on display by striking members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other activists in the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7.
Passengers are seen on the deck of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, docked at the port of Yokohama on February 7.
Flight attendants wearing face masks cross Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport on February 7.
Workers check sterile medical gloves at a latex product manufacturer in Nanjing, China, February 6.
A woman wears a protective mask while shopping at a Beijing market on February 6.
This aerial photo shows Leishenshan Hospital which is under construction in Wuhan to treat patients with coronavirus.
A passenger shows a note from the cruise ship World Dream docked at the Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong on February 5.
A mask is seen on a statue in Beijing on February 5.
A Pekingese dog wears a makeshift mask constructed from a paper cup.
Striking hospital workers in Hong Kong call for the border with mainland China to be closed on February 4.
The cruise ship Diamond Princess was anchored in quarantine off the port of Yokohama on February 4. He arrived a day earlier, the passengers feeling bad.
A medical worker wearing protective equipment waits to take the temperature of people entering Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4.
Protective medical workers help transfer patients to a newly constructed field hospital in Wuhan.
People in protective suits chat outside a Wuhan hotel hosting lonely people on February 3.
A man stands in front of television screens broadcasting a speech by Hong Kong general manager Carrie Lam on February 3. Lam said the city would close almost all border control points on the continent.
A colleague sprays disinfectant on a doctor in Wuhan on February 3.
On February 1, medical personnel move a coronavirus patient to an isolation room at Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang, China.
Children wear plastic bottles as makeshift masks while waiting to check in for a flight to Beijing Airport on January 30.
Passengers from Hong Kong wear protective masks while waiting to board a train at Lo Wu station, near the mainland border, on January 30.
A volunteer wearing protective clothing disinfects a street in Qingdao, China, January 29.
Nanning residents line up to buy masks at a medical device store on January 29.
Lyu Jun, on the left, a member of a medical team departing for Wuhan, says goodbye to a loved one in Urumqi, China, January 28.
A charter flight from Wuhan arrives at an airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on January 28. The US government has chartered the plane to bring American citizens and diplomats from the US consulate in Wuhan.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in wears a mask to inspect the Seoul National Medical Center on January 28.
Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam, in the center, attends a press conference in Hong Kong on January 28. Lam said China would arrest individual travelers to Hong Kong while closing some border checkpoints and restricting flights and rail services from the mainland.
Airport workers in Novosibirsk, Russia, check the temperature of passengers arriving from Beijing on January 28.
Alex Azar, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks at a press conference on the US response to public health.
On January 27, two residents walk in an empty park in Wuhan. The city remained in detention for a fourth day.
A person wears a protective mask, glasses and a coat while standing on an almost empty street in Beijing on January 26.
Medical personnel bring a patient to the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital on January 25.
People wear protective masks when they walk under the Lunar New Year decorations in Beijing on January 25.
Construction workers from Wuhan begin work at a special hospital to cope with the epidemic on January 24.
A couple is kissing as they travel for the Lunar New Year vacation in Beijing on January 24.
Workers make protective masks at a factory in China’s Hubei province on January 23.
Buyers wear masks in a Wuhan market on January 23.
Passengers are screened by a thermography machine at an airport in Osaka, Japan, on January 23.
People wear masks when they buy vegetables in Wuhan on January 23.
A militia member checks the body temperature of a driver in Wuhan on January 23.
Passengers wear masks when they arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, the Philippines, on January 23.
A customer holds boxes of particulate respirators in a Hong Kong pharmacy on January 23.
Passengers wear masks at the Hong Kong TGV station on January 23.
A woman rides an electric bike in Wuhan on January 22.
Residents of Guangzhou, China, wear protective masks on January 22.
People pass by a checkpoint in Guangzhou on January 22.
Medical personnel from the Wuhan Union Hospital attend a meeting on January 22.
Health officials are holding a press conference in Beijing on January 22.