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,...


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...


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...


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...


click here for a large edit of images. Devastating bushfires have been ravaging parts of the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria since November 2019. By early January...


Chris de Bode‘s long term photo project which features 58 children from 13 countries talking about their hopes and dreams for the future has been published on the Guardian website....


For the past eight years, Chris de Bode has been working on an extraordinary set of images showing children from around the world expressing their hopes and dreams for the...


Mads Nissen‘s recently published photo book We Are Indestructible, which looks at how Colombia and Columbians are dealing with the peace process that brought over half a century of civil...


Two Panos photographers – George Georgiou and Guy Martin – have been shortlisted for the 2019 PhotoBook Award granted by Aperture in New York and Paris Photo. George Georgiou is...


Stefan Boness has been awarded the ‘Peace Image of the Year’ at the prestigious annual Alfred Fried Peace Medals for his image of young people demonstrating at a “FridaysForFuture” climate...


Markel Redondo‘s short film “Sand Castles”, which looks at the legacy of Spain’s burst real estate bubble is being screened at London’s Portobello Film Festival, the UK’s biggest independent film...