A woman wearing a mask takes photos of cherry blossoms at the Yuyuantan Park in Beijing.
Gulf Today Report
Over a 24-hour period, a third of world population is now under orders to stay home.
More than three billion people have been asked to stay at home in almost 70 countries and territories as governments battle the coronavirus pandemic.
From Paris to Santa Monica, Dhaka to Panama, life has shuddered to a halt in varying degrees, with the closure of restaurants and other non-essential businesses and school classes suspended, while gatherings are banned, transport is limited and beaches and parks now no-go zones.
Around one in five people around the globe are under lockdown, as the world enters a critical week in responding to the accelerating coronavirus pandemic.
Here are 25 photographs, taken from Monday to Tuesday, showing scenes playing out in countries around the globe, of deserted roads and city centres, people working at home, pupils being schooled online, lonely funerals and spontaneous concerts from balconies.
More than 21,305 have died due to the pandemic coronavirus and 472,762 people have been infected globally.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced a new case of Coronavirus infection in the country, and added that the patient was stable and under medical care.
Several political leaders and even others, including doctors and researchers, have pinned hope that the virus would not be this deadly with the arrival of summer.
The two new patients who had recovered were also Chinese citizens, a 41-year old man, and his son, who was eight years of age, the ministry said.
After a coronavirus-fuelled wave of panic-buying briefly left Hong Kong's supermarket shelves bare, residents are turning to local producers for fresh food in a city almost entirely reliant on imports.
"He grabs your finger, the poor little thing and holds on to the plastic, not on to you. But at least that's another day over, you have to think of it like that otherwise you get depressed," says the 34-year-old.
Ronaldo has been in his hometown for over a month now after football in Italy was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.