Photos: Life in the Coronavirus Era (36 photos)

In an all-out effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, health and government officials worldwide have mandated travel restrictions, closed schools and businesses, and set limits on public gatherings. People have also been urged to practice social distancing in public spaces, and to isolate themselves at home as much as possible. This rapid and widespread shift in rules and behavior has left much of the world looking very different than it did a few months ago, with emptied streets, schools, workplaces, and restaurants, and almost everyone staying home. Gathered below, some recent scenes from this pandemic, and the people coping with the many problems it is causing.


Expatriates returning from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon wait to be re-tested in a Kuwaiti health ministry containment and screening zone for COVID-19 in Kuwait City on March 16, 2020.

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Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP / Getty)

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