Pandemics are by nature worldwide events and the Covid-19 outbreak has seen every country forced to change the lives of its citizens in the battle to beat it.

Graveyards have been busy as the death toll mounts while many businesses have been mothballed with workers told to stay at home except for essential shopping.

Confined to home, many are having to while away the hours in confinement amid efforts to keep the virus at bay.

Virus Outbreak GuatemalaA resident gives mangoes to a police officer as soldiers deliver boxes with food to the poor at the Santa Rosita neighbourhood on the outskirts of Guatemala City (Moises Castillo/AP)
Virus Outbreak RussiaTwo police officers patrol an almost empty Red Square in Moscow (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)
Virus Outbreak New YorkThe navy hospital ship USNS Comfort passes lower Manhattan on its way to docking in New York (Seth Wenig/AP)
Virus Outbreak ItalyMoored gondolas are reflected on the unusually tranquil water of the Grand Canal, in Venice (Andrew Medichini/AP)
Virus Outbreak ChinaChildren wear face masks as they play on gym equipment at a park in Beijing, China (Mark Schielfelbein/AP)
Virus Outbreak ArgentinaPeople, some wearing protective face masks, wait to pick up their pensions in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)
Virus Outbreak SpainA man plays guitar on a rooftop during a nationwide confinement to counter coronavirus in Barcelona, Spain (Emilio Morenatti/AP)
Virus Outbreak IndiaSnow-covered peaks of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas are seen in the background as a woman carries rations from a shop in India (Ashwini Bhatia/AP)
Virus Outbreak Mideast Palm SundayWomen pray in front of the closed Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a place where Christians believe Jesus Christ was buried, as a palm hangs on the door, in Jerusalem’s Old City (Ariel Schalit/AP)
Virus Outbreak BrazilA man puts a Brazilian flag next to a sand sculpture of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer with a black mask during the coronavirus pandemic, on an empty Copacabana beach (Slivia Izquierdo/AP)
Virus Outbreak Mideast IranVolunteer women wearing face masks and gloves to curb the spread of coronavirus sew bed sheets for hospitals, in a mosque in southern Tehran, Iran (Vahid Salemi/AP)
Virus Outbreak FranceA medical technician administers a nasal swab to a driver at a coronavirus testing site in Paris (Michel Euler/AP)
Virus Outbreak A Week Photo GalleryCemetery workers in protective clothing bury a person at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Andre Penner/AP)
Japan Daily LifeA woman wearing a protective mask walks through Shiba Park in Tokyo (Kiichiro Sato/AP)
Virus Outbreak AustriaVienna and the Danube River are seen during Austria’s lockdown (Ronald Zak/AP)