Coronaviurs: the pandemic takes hold in Africa | AFP

As China slowly begins its return to normal, in other countries around the world the pandemic is only just taking hold. Residents of Moscow and Lagos are the latest to join more than 3 billion people around the world now under stay-at-home orders. The quick progression of the disease has forced governments to take increasingly desperate actions, including in the United States, where President Donald Trump has finally conceded that there is still a long road ahead.

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Coronavirus: Moscow outer ring road still busy on first day of lockdown | AFP

A few cars still drive on Moscow’s circular ring road following the adoption of strict isolation rules decreed by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in a bid to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. The new restrictions apply to all the city’s residents, regardless of age. They are only allowed to leave their homes in the case of a medical emergency, to travel to jobs judged essential by the authorities, and to shop for food or medicine. IMAGES

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