For 24 hours, Monday, in the world where more than a third of humanity was ordered to stay at home, AFP photographers took snapshots of everyday life on coronavirus.
From Paris to Santa Monica, from Dacca to Panama, to varying degrees depending on the country, gatherings have been prohibited, closed schools, bars and other “non-essential” shops closed, transport reduced.
Here are photographs of these scenes which are repeated from one country to another, isolated funerals, deserted streets, employees in telework, online courses, improvised artistic performances.
GRASSOBBIO (Italy) – Burial without relatives.
Buried alone, without the farewell of relatives in quarantine banned from the cemetery: in coveralls and protective mask, an Italian employee of the undertakers of the province of Bergamo takes photos of the coffin of a deceased person to send them to the family.
PARIS – Champs Elysees deserts.
On the “most beautiful avenue in the world” deserted by its strollers and tourists, a homeless man who wanders.
HONG KONG – Lively animated districts.
No one in the bar district of Lan Kwai Fong, the Hong Kong singer Kwok Lam-sang, 67, nicknamed Melvis for his look and his covers of Elvis Presley, is alone, his guitar on his back.
JERUSALEM – Mosque closed.
Palestinians pray outside the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is closed by the Waqf, the organization that manages Muslim holy sites in the Holy City.
DAKAR – Religious ceremony canceled.
The Senegalese religious community of Layennes, which advocates a return to a rigorous Islam, has canceled its annual pilgrimage to the sacred cave of the Almadies.
TOKYO – Tele-working, with your children.
While his daughters run in the next room, the Japanese Yuki Sato, employee of a start-up, works at home, screen in front of his eyes, headphones on his ears.
BOMBAY – Coffee break on his sofa.
On telework, the Indian Diya RoyChowdhury, responsible for human relations in a Bombay company, takes a break on her sofa.
DURA (Palestinian Territories) – Go to school online.
With the schools closed, Palestinian teacher Jihad Abu Sharar is teaching online from her home in a village near Hebron.
KHARTOUM – Family lessons.
Five around the dining table, a sixth on the bed, another in front of the computer: it has been family school since the closure of the schools.
BUENOS AIRES – Deliverers more in demand than ever.
The Brazilian Dixon Abreu pedals, alone on the avenue of July 9, to bring food to the confined of Buenos Aires, like many deliverers in the world become essential.
KIBERA (Kenya) – Fashion makes masks
Kenyan stylist David Avido, 24, makes masks out of scraps of tissue and distributes them free of charge.
SANTA MONICA – Virtual tourism.
“We have arrived at the ocean, guys”: the boss of Surf City Tours, Adam Duford, adapts and organizes virtual tourist visits, via mobile phone and social networks.
MIAMI – Cruises blocked.
Norwegian Cruise Line employees at the port are cleaning up a cruise ship, many of which have been stranded around the world for suspected or proven Covid-19 contamination.
ATHENS – Graffiti to spread the word.
A 16-year-old Greek artist, S.F., tagged graffiti on the roof of his building with a masked man and a slogan: “Stay home”.
TEL AVIV – Give a concert on your balcony.
Israeli saxophonist Yarden Klayman performs for her neighbors in the Basel neighborhood following the cancellation of her concert after the ban on non-essential travel.
LONDON – Running in the desert of a city.
A British jogger runs solo in a frozen Greenwich Park on the first day of confinement in Britain.
TANGERANG (Indonesia) – Pray at home.
Indonesian Bambang Soetono and his relatives say Muslim noon prayers in their home in this Java town after religious leaders around the world have called to pray at home.
PANAMA – Playing the cello for your neighbors.
The Uruguayan cellist Karina Nunez plays for her neighbors on her balcony, during compulsory confinement in her country between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
RIO – Adapt street art to quarantine.
Failing to do so on the walls of the streets, the self-contained Brazilian tagger, Rafamon, projects on a big screen a work which decrees in color: “Vai Passar” (It will pass).