24 single-day images show how the coronavirus has changed lives around the world.

Over a 24 hour period, in a world where a third of humanity now has orders to stay home, AFP Photographers have captured snapshots of everyday life during the coronavirus pandemic.

From Paris to Santa Monica, from Dhaka to Panama, life has stopped to varying degrees, with bars and other nonessential businesses closing and school classes suspended, while meetings are prohibited, transportation is limited, and beaches and parks not now. -go zones.

Here are 24 photographs, taken Monday through Tuesday, showing scenes taking place in countries around the world, of deserted roads and urban centers, people working at home, students receiving online education, solitary funerals and spontaneous concerts from balconies.


Dressed in protective clothing, an Italian funeral service employee in the province of Bergamo takes photos of the coffin of someone who has died and is being buried without loved ones being able to attend the cemetery due to quarantine restrictions.


The Champs Elysées, the legendary avenue of Paris, which is often full of tourists and people walking, is deserted.

Hong Kong

In the bustling restaurant and bar district of Lan Kwai Fong, the Hong Kong singer and Elvis impersonator Kwok Lam-sang, 67, is alone, with his guitar slung over his shoulder.

The cafes on the generally busy streets have been quiet.


Palestinians pray outside the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Islam’s third holiest site, after it was closed by Waqf, the Muslim foundation that runs the complex.


The Layene Religious Brotherhood of Senegal has canceled its annual pilgrimage to the sacred cave of Almadies.


Thais confined to their homes in central Bangkok, before a state of emergency was introduced.


While their daughters play in the next room, Yuki Sato, a Japanese employee of a new company, works at home.


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 advantages and disadvantages, she says.

Dura, Palestinian territories

Palestinian teacher Jihad Abu Sharar offers her class online from her home near Hebron after schools close.


Five on the dining room table, one on the bed and one on the computer: a picture of home schooling as a family after school closes.

Kuwait City

Clutching their pencils and their exercise books on the table, students follow their lessons on the computer at home.

Buenos Aires

Food delivery rider Dixon Abreu pedals along the avenue on July 9, taking food orders to inmates in the city.


Fashion designer David Avido, 24, is making masks out of leftover fabric from his creations and giving them away.

Santa Monica

“We have reached the ocean, boys!” says the head of Surf City Tours, Adam Duford in California, who is organizing virtual trips through mobile phones and social networks.


Norwegian Cruise Line employees clean up a cruise ship. Several cruise ships have been stranded by suspected or proven Covid-19 cases on board.


On the roof of his building, a Greek artist shows graffiti urging people to stay home and wear a mask.

Tel Aviv

Israeli saxophonist Yarden Klayman plays for his neighbors in the city’s Basel district, after having to cancel his concert following a non-essential travel ban.


In Bangladesh, nine-year-old Samin Shara plays by himself with a ball on the roof of his apartment building.


A runner in Britain discovers that she has Greenwich Park in South East London to herself.


Thanks to an online Pilates course, a Cypriot woman works out at home, while her dog stretches out beside her too.

Tangerang, Indonesia

Indonesian Bambang Soetono and his family members celebrate prayers at noon at their home in this city of Java, after religious authorities urged the faithful to stay at home to pray.


The cellist Karina Núñez plays on her balcony for her neighbors during the confinement.


Brazilian graffiti artist Rafamon projects a work on a large screen that declares in color: “Vai Passar” or “It Pass Pass”.