The world in pictures
Countries grapple with the coronavirus pandemic
A woman walks in front of a graffiti depicting the character of Gollum from "Lord of the Rings," holding a roll of toilet paper and saying "My precious," in the Mauerpark public park at the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany
A woman walks in front of a graffiti depicting the character of Gollum from "Lord of the Rings," holding a roll of toilet paper and saying "My precious," in the Mauerpark public park at the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, March 21, 2020. In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the German government has considerably restricted public life and asked the citizens to stay at home.
Coffins wait to be transported to cemetery, in the church of Serina, near Bergamo, Northern Italy, Saturday, March 21, 2020. Italy’s tally of coronavirus cases and deaths keeps rising, with new day-to-day highs: 793 dead and 6,557 new cases.
People maintain distance and stand in a queue to buy liquor from TASMAC outlet, in Chennai, on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
A man swims in the normally crowded popular beach Los Corales, in La Guaira, Venezuela, Saturday, March 21, 2020. Most people are staying home after nonessential activities were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lone pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past the New York Stock Exchange as COVID-19 concerns empty a typically bustling downtown area, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced sweeping orders Friday that will severely restrict gatherings of any size for the state's more than 19 million residents and will require workers in nonessential businesses to stay home.
Russian pianist Denis Matsuyev performs on a stage at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall while preparing for an online broadcast, during a rehearsal in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 20, 2020. A concert without an audience will be aired live online as a precaution against the new coronavirus.
Extremely light traffic moves along the 110 Harbor Freeway toward downtown mid afternoon, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Los Angeles. Traffic would normally be bumper-to-bumper during this time of day on a Friday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. He called up 500 National Guard troops Thursday to help with distributing food.
A man walks at Beirut's seaside corniche, or waterfront promenade, along the Mediterranean Sea, which is almost empty of residents and tourists in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Military armored vehicles patrol the streets during a quarantine in El Alto, Bolivia, Friday, March 20, 2020. Authorities have decreed a quarantine from 5pm to 5am in an attempt to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
Oscar Brun drinks "mate" at his ironworks shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brun said one prepares "mate" to share it and be social. In Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina, drinking and sharing the herb "mate" is a tradition among family members, office colleagues and schoolmates, who share the straw as they pass the drink around. Today, however, the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak has made people quit sharing.