Mar 30, 2020 - Health

In photos: How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting daily lives

 New York City's once-bustling Times Square.
New York City's once-bustling Times Square. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

The novel coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on the lives of people around the world.

The big picture: The first known case outside China was in Thailand on Jan. 13. Since then, governments around the world have responded to surging case numbers with a range of measures designed to curb the spread of the virus. There were more than 723,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections by early Monday, per Johns Hopkins data.

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a press statement, with a limited number of journalists
German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news briefing with a limited number of journalists allowed placed at a distance to each other, Berlin, Germany. Photo: Markus Schreiber/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Don Giuseppe Corbari, parson of the Church of Robbiano, holds Sunday mass as he looks towards selfie photographs sent in by his congregation members and glued to empty pews in Giussano
A priest holds Sunday mass as he looks toward photographs sent in by his parishioners, Giussano, Italy. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images
A woman receives a rose delivered to her via a drone in Lebanon's coastal city of Jounieh.
A woman receives a rose delivered to her via a drone in Lebanon's coastal city of Jounieh. Photo: Joseph EidAFP via Getty Images
People sit on designated areas decided by red cross marks to ensure social distancing inside a light rapid transit train in Palembang, South Sumatra
A train marked with red crosses to ensure physical distancing, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: Abdul Qodir/AFP via Getty Images
Customers stand on circles marked on the ground to maintain social distanciation as they wait to enter the Reliance Mart mall
Customers maintain physical distancing as they wait to enter a mall, Ahmedabad, India. Photo: Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images
 Two women observe social distancing measures as they speak to each other from adjacent park benches amidst the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, in the centre of York, northern England on March 19
Two women observe social distancing measures as they speak to each other from adjacent park benches, York, England. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images
People stand in designated areas marked on the ground to maintain social distanciation  in Karachi on March 27
Pakistan's capital Karachi has designated areas marked on the ground to maintain physical distancing. Photo: Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images
A man wearing a protective suit takes the temperature in a neighborhood in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on March 30, 2020
An official takes people's temperatures in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, where COVID-19 was discovered and where restrictions have eased after a drop in case numbers. Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images
Nuns sing in an almost empty church in Barcelona on March 29
Nuns sing in a church, Barcelona. Photo: Pau Barrena/AFP via Getty Images
A member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) enforces social distancing as he makes shoppers hold their hands out in front of them
A South African Police Service member makes shoppers hold their hands out in front of them to ensure social distancing outside a supermarket, Yeoville, Johannesburg. Photo: Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
The Paddison family update their roadside isolation countdown sign in  in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Paddison family updates their roadside isolation countdown sign in Auckland, New Zealand. The country is in the midst of a four-week lockdown, which requires people to stay at home but permits them to exercise outdoors in their neighborhood if they keep 6.5 feet from people who are not members of their household.
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