29 Pictures Of Daily Life Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak

From the "Wuhan shake" to an increased focus on handwashing, communities across the globe are taking precautions to protect themselves against the virus.

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As the number of COVID-19 cases around the world soars to over 120,000, with more than 4,300 deaths on record, communities in affected countries are taking precautions to protect themselves from infection.

"Social distancing" and hygienic measures such as washing hands frequently and thoroughly are helping to curb the spread of disease, while schools and businesses across the globe are shifting from in-person meetings to telecommunicating. In regions hit hardest by the coronavirus, such as Italy and Wuhan, China, strict lockdown measures have been enacted to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Handshakes and hugs have been replaced by elbow bumps and "Wuhan shakes," and face masks have become ubiquitous despite their noted lack of effectiveness in protecting against the coronavirus.

These pictures show how people around the globe are carrying on with their day-to-day lives amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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Pedestrians wearing face masks walk through a shopping district in Osaka, Japan, on March 10.

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People greet each other in Rome using their feet to avoid contact, known as the "Wuhan shake," after a decree ordered for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the coronavirus, March 10.

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A cook rides a bicycle across a deserted Campo De' Fiori square in downtown Rome on March 10.

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People take selfies at Sensō-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple in Tokyo, on March 10.

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A woman and child visiting Disneytown in Shanghai on March 10, one day after the park reopened.

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A sign reads "Max. 4 people" on the entrance door of a bar in Milan on March 10.

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A self-quarantined resident who claims to have tested positive for COVID-19 listens beside his window as volunteers perform a Purim reading in New Rochelle, New York, on March 9.

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A staff member at London Bridge station undertakes enhanced cleaning procedures on March 10.

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Commuters riding a subway train in New York City on March 9.

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A flight attendant is seen wearing a face mask and gloves while demonstrating safety procedures aboard an AirAsia flight bound for Manila at Incheon International Airport in South Korea on March 10.

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A woman's phone shows emergency alert text messages announcing locations that patients confirmed to have COVID-19 had visited in Seoul on March 10.

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People wear medical masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus in Tehran on March 10.

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A vendor sits behind a plastic sheet surrounding the store's register in Madrid on March 10.

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A vendor and customer wear face masks as a preventive measure against the coronavirus at a fruit and vegetable store in Beijing on March 10.

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A customer buys pork at a supermarket in Taiyuan, China, on March 10.

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A discharged COVID-19 patient leaves the Wuchang Fang Cang makeshift hospital, which is the latest temporary hospital being shut down in Wuhan, China, on March 10.

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A family wearing face masks in an auto-rickshaw in Karachi, Pakistan, on March 10.

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A tourist wears a face mask while celebrating Holi in Pushkar, India, on March 10.

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A group of children walk through a "sanitizing gate" at the EmQuartier Mall in Bangkok on March 11.

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People use hand sanitizer to keep their hands clean on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at the Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, on March 10.

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A student studies at home while school closes for the coronavirus outbreak in Turin, Italy, on March 10.

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A group of people take a selfie together in Codogno, Italy, on March 10.

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People visit a closed Colosseum in Rome on March 10.

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People walk past a street musician in downtown Rome on March 10.

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Commuter train staff at a Bangkok train station perform a dance before the distribution of free face masks and hand sanitizer on March 10.

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A man buys face masks from a street vendor in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 9.

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A group of students wait to buy tickets at a railway station in Kochi, India, on March 10.

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Iraqi women wear protective face masks as they look at books at Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 6.

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People wearing face masks while sitting on a public bus in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 10.