Mar 10, 2021 - Health

In photos: Daily life one year on from WHO's pandemic declaration

A doctor puts on a protective face mask before carrying out coronavirus testing on a patients at a drive-in clinic at the hospital in Gross Gerau, Germany, on Monday, March 9
A doctor prepares to conduct coronavirus testing on patients at a drive-in clinic at a hospital in Gross Gerau, Germany, on March 9. Photo: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This Thursday marks one year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.

The big picture: Coronavirus vaccine rollouts are accelerating in the U.S. and elsewhere. The WHO remains concerned about disparities, with rich countries snapping up vaccine doses. The pandemic has had a huge economic impact, with much of the world locking down to prevent the virus' spread. Governments have been providing relief packages and are looking to reopen safely.

People check electronic tickets on mobile phones at a movie theatre on March 9, as the New York City movie theatre reopens following a yearlong closure due to the pandemic.
People check electronic tickets on mobile phones on March 9, as a New York City movie theater reopens following a yearlong closure due to the pandemic. Photo: Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images
Healthcare workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) look after a homeless coronavirus patients, in a hotel room in Prague on March 8
Health care workers with a homeless patient in a room in Prague's four-star King Charles Boutique hotel on March 8. The hotel has now opened its doors to the city's homeless who have COVID-19 or need to quarantine. Photo: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images
 Residents waiting for half an hour after receiving the vaccine to see if they have any adverse reaction on the first day of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine being made available
People waiting half an hour after receiving the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to see if they have any adverse reaction on the first day of it being made available to residents in Athens, Ohio. Photo: Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Sellers at the Central market disinfect the place as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19, in Guatemala City, on March 9
Market sellers disinfect a sidewalk as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on March 9. Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP via Getty Images
A medical worker receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Jabra Hospital for Emergency and Injuries in Sudan's capital Khartoum on March 9
A medical worker receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at a hospital in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, March 9. Sudan is the first in the North Africa and Middle East region to receive vaccines through the global COVAX initiative. Photo: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images
 Twenty-year-old women wearing kimonos wait to attend a postponed "Coming-of-Age Day" celebration ceremony, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at DisneySea in Urayasu on March 7
Two women in Urayasu, Japan, wait on March 7 to attend a "coming-of-age" ceremony, which was postponed because of the pandemic. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images
 Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his third State of the State address virtually from an empty Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 9
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his third State of the State address virtually from an empty Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on March 9. Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
A clown performs while a three-year-old patient receives medical attention at the the children´s wing of Son Llatzer Hospital in Palma de Mallorca on March 8
A clown performs while a 3-year-old patient receives medical attention at a hospital in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on March 8. Photo: Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty Images
Nesta Guinness-Walker of AFC Wimbledon in action during the Sky Bet League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Burton Albion at Plough Lane on March 9, 2021 in Wimbledon, England.
Nesta Guinness-Walker of AFC Wimbledon in action against Burton Albion on March 9 in London. Government social distancing laws prohibit fans from being inside venues, resulting in games being played behind closed doors. Photo: Ashley Western/MB Media/Getty Images
A child has her body temperature measured at Ashlawn elementary school on March 4, 2021 in Arlington, VA
A child has her temperature taken at an elementary school in Arlington, Va., on March 4. Students across the U.S. are now attending in-person classes again or participating in hybrid models of learning. Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images
Palestinians who work in Israel wait to receive a Covid-19 vaccine by Israeli medical workers in Meitar crossing checkpoint between the West bank and Israel on March 9
More than two months after starting a world-leading COVID-19 vaccination campaign for its own citizens, Israel begins administering the Moderna vaccine to Palestinian laborers from the West Bank at the Meitar crossing checkpoint between the West Bank and Israel on March 9. Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images
Volunteers prepare food for students in need prior to a food distribution to help the most vulnerable people on March 9, 2021 in Paris.
Volunteers help a chef (C) from a nonprofit prepare food for students in need on March 9, as part of an initiative that helps vulnerable people while fighting against food waste in Paris. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images
 Senior citizens get photographed after being vaccinated against Covid-19 at Dahisar vaccine center on March 9, 2021 in Mumbai, India.
Senior citizens get photographed after being vaccinated in Mumbai, India, March 9. Photo: Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
 Attendees at the AFR Summit in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, March 9
Attendees at the Australian Financial Review Business Summit in Sydney, Australia, discussing recovery from the coronavirus crisis on March 9. New South Wales has reported no local COVID-19 cases for over 50 days. Photo: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tourists view cherry blossoms at Wuhan University in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, March 8
Tourists view cherry blossoms on March 8 at Wuhan University in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, where the virus was first detected. Photo: Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu via Getty Images

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