Reactions to coronavirus around the world

As the coronavirus crisis intensifies, with over 174,000 diagnosed cases and almost 6,700 deaths worldwide (16 March 2020, 15:30 GMT), Panos photographers from Taiwan to Oslo and Warsaw to Prague have been documenting the effect of the pandemic on daily life in their parts of the world. Below is a selection of images from Cambodia, Czech Republic, Japan, Poland, Switzerland (the seat of the WHO), Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Belgium (where research into a vaccine against the virus is being carried out). To view a full set of images, please click here. Members of the public wearing face masks to protect themselves from the possibility of catching coronavirus. Taipei, Taiwan. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures A member of the public adjusts his face mask, worn to protect against the possibility of catching coronavirus. Taipei, Taiwan. © Chris Stowers/Panos Pictures People queue with loaded supermarket trolleys, waiting to chek out, at...

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As in a number of other European countries, Norway’s government has decided to take drastic action to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus that is sweeping across the globe,...


Ian Teh’s latest story for National Geographic which looks at the cultivation and trade in black cardamom in the mountains of northern Vietnam has been published in National Geographic Magazine....


Inside the World Health Organization, from the Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC) room to the Governing Body, tensions are clear as the virus spreads; as is Chinese manoeuvring, and the...


Andrea Gjestvang has been interviewed by Niko J. Kallianiotis about her project Return, which looks at the asylum seeking process in Norway, on the Lensculture website. To view the full...


Tommy Trenchard’s recent report on the island nation of Comoros and the attempts made by local people to reach the island of Mayotte, which is part of France, has been...


Three Panos photographers – Ivor Prickett, Matthew Abbott and Frédéric Noy – have been nominated for a total of four World Press Photo Awards in this year’s contest. Ivor Prickett...


Kieran Dodds will be speaking about Hierotopia, his photo project looking at the significance of Ethiopian church forests, at the Ethiopian Community in Britain, 2a Lithos Road, London NW3 6EF...


Panos photographers have won a number of Pictures of the Year (POY) awards in this years 77th edition of the competition. Daily Life Mads Nissen won a First Place with...


Rhodri Jones is exhibiting his ground-breaking work on Albania in the 1990 entitled “Eredità tribale” (“A Tribal Legacy”) at Spazio Lavì! in Bologna from 15 to 29 February 2020. To...


Elena Chernyshova’s journey aboard an icebreaker charting the Northeast Passage over the top of Russia has been published in El Mundo in Spain.


After over three and a half years and much public and political wrangling, Britain is leaving the European Union to the delight of some, and the disappointment of others. Panos...


Matthew Abbott’s extraordinary work from the bushfires in Australia has been published in Spain’s El País. You can see a full set of images here.


Matthew Abbott’s startling images from the bushfires that have devastated tens of thousands of square kilometres of southeastern Australia have been published in L’Obs in France. To view a full...


A recent commission from Schweizer Illustrierte, shot by Elena Chenyshova in Moscow, has been published in the magazine.


Julio Etchart followed the trail of two of George Orwell’s great books: ‘Burmese Days’ and ‘Homage to Catalonia’, combining images of the original locations in Burma/Myanmar and Spain, with excerpts...