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Added 8th May 2020 07:01 PM

Muslim men practise social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they take part in Friday prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque.

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Muslim men practise social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they take part in Friday prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Chana District in Songkla Province, Thailand on May 8, 2020. Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP

Muslim men practise social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they take part in Friday prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque.

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Social distancing in Mosques

 uslim men practise social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the 19 novel coronavirus as they take part in riday prayers during the slamic holy month of amadan at a mosque in hana istrict in ongkla rovince on ay 8 2020 hoto by uwaedaniya   Muslim men practise social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they take part in Friday prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Chana District in Songkla Province on May 8, 2020. Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP
 
 alestinian worshippers in a smaller number than usual perform the riday prayers during the uslim holy month of amadan inside an old mosque in the old city of the est ank town of ebron on ay 8 2020 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis hoto by    Palestinian worshippers in a smaller number than usual, perform the Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, inside an old mosque in the old city of the West Bank town of Hebron, on May 8, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. (Photo by HAZEM BADER / AFP)
 
 alestinian worshippers in a smaller number than usual perform the riday prayers during the uslim holy month of amadan inside an old mosque in the old city of the est ank town of ebron on ay 8 2020 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis hoto by    Palestinian worshippers in a smaller number than usual, perform the Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, inside an old mosque in the old city of the West Bank town of Hebron, on May 8, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. Photo by HAZEM BADER / AFP
 
New life in an uncertain time

 

  nurse holds a newborn baby wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the 19 coronavirus at the ational aternity ospital in anoi on ay 6 2020 hoto by hac   A nurse holds a newborn baby wearing a face shield, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the National Maternity Hospital in Hanoi on May 6, 2020. Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP 

  

 urses hold newborn babies wearing face shields as a preventive measure against the spread of the 19 coronavirus at the ational aternity ospital in anoi on ay 6 2020 hoto by hac    Nurses hold newborn babies wearing face shields, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the National Maternity Hospital in Hanoi on May 6, 2020. Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
 
  nurse tends to a crying newborn baby wearing a face shield as a preventive measure against the spread of the 19 coronavirus at the ational aternity ospital in anoi on ay 6 2020 hoto by hac    A nurse tends to a crying newborn baby wearing a face shield, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the National Maternity Hospital in Hanoi on May 6, 2020. Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

 

Are you ready for some sport? 
 his handout pictured made available by  arcelona shows arcelonas rench forward ntoine riezmann attending a training session at the iutat sportiva oan amper in ant oan espi on ay 8 2020 as pain prepares to ease its tough lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the 19 disease This handout pictured made available by FC Barcelona shows Barcelona's French forward Antoine Griezmann attending a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi on May 8, 2020 as Spain prepares to ease its tough lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
 
 his handout pictured made available by  arcelona shows arcelonas hilean midfielder rturo idal attending a training session at the iutat sportiva oan amper in ant oan espi on ay 8 2020 as pain prepares to ease its tough lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the 19 disease This handout pictured made available by FC Barcelona shows Barcelona's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal attending a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi on May 8, 2020 as Spain prepares to ease its tough lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

 

Know your COVID19 status

  person walks past a pharmacy where ovid19 tests are conducted in ecoleta commune which was place under quarantine last night to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus 19 in antiago on ay 06 2020 hoto by     A person walks past a pharmacy where Covid-19 tests are conducted in Recoleta commune, which was place under quarantine last night to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Santiago, on May 06, 2020. Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP

 

 n employee takes the temperature of a cat at the reopened aturday at afe which had been temporarily shuttered due to concerns about the spread of the 19 novel coronavirus in angkok on ay 8 2020 hoto by illian   An employee takes the temperature of a cat at the re-opened Caturday Cat Cafe, which had been temporarily shuttered due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on May 8, 2020. Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

 

Marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day)

 ritains rince harles rince of ales  and ritains amilla uchess of ornwall  arrive to take part in a 2 minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of  ay ictory in urope ay the end of the econd orld ar in urope at the almoral ar emorial in central cotland on ay 8 2020 hoto by my uir    Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) arrive to take part in a 2 minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), the end of the Second World War in Europe at the Balmoral War Memorial in central Scotland on May 8, 2020. Photo by Amy Muir / POOL / AFP

 

 raham looks on as his wife ue illson untangles a flag on their roof on their home ahead  a 2 minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of  ay ictory in urope ay the end of the econd orld ar in urope in artley intney ampshire on ay 8 2020 hoto by    Graham looks on as his wife Sue Gillson untangles a flag on their roof on their home ahead OF a 2 minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), the end of the Second World War in Europe, in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire on May 8, 2020. Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

 

 eople draw nion flags on the ground as they hold a street party on the 75th anniversary of  ay ictory in urope ay the end of the econd orld ar in urope in orth arnborough west of ondon on ay 8 2020 hoto by drian   People draw Union flags on the ground as they hold a street party on the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), the end of the Second World War in Europe in North Warnborough, west of London on May 8, 2020. Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP

 

 upcakes with nion flags attached are on a plate at a residents tea party to mark the 75th anniversary of  ay ictory in urope ay the end of the econd orld ar in urope in ortslade southern ngland on ay 8 2020 hoto by lyn   Cupcakes with Union flags attached are on a plate at a residents tea party to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), the end of the Second World War in Europe in Portslade, southern England on May 8, 2020. Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP

 

A moment for the departed

 iew of a coffin with the body of a 19 victim before cremation at the l ngel crematorium in ima on ay 06 2020 eru has 54817 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1533 deaths since the first case was detected in the country on arch 6 hoto by    View of a coffin with the body of a COVID-19 victim before cremation at the El Angel crematorium, in Lima on May 06, 2020. Peru has 54,817 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,533 deaths since the first case was detected in the country on March 6. Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP

 

 orkers carry a coffin with the body of a 19 victim out of a refrigerated container before cremation at the l ngel crematorium in ima on ay 06 2020  hoto by    Workers carry a coffin with the body of a COVID-19 victim out of a refrigerated container before cremation at the El Angel crematorium, in Lima on May 06, 2020. Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP

 

 emetery workers prepare the coffins to be buried in a mass grave at the ossa enhora cemetery in anaus mazon state razil on ay 6 2020 amid the 19 coronavirus pandemic hoto by    Cemetery workers prepare the coffins to be buried in a mass grave at the Nossa Senhora cemetery in Manaus, Amazon state, Brazil on May 6, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo by MICHAEL DANTAS / AFP

 

  man mourns at a site where new graves have been dug for suspected and confirmed victims of the 19 coronavirus pandemic at the ossa enhora cemetary in anaus mazon state razil on ay 6 2020 hoto by    A man mourns at a site where new graves have been dug for suspected and confirmed victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at the Nossa Senhora cemetary in Manaus, Amazon state, Brazil on May 6, 2020. Photo by MICHAEL DANTAS / AFP

 

Mask Fashion week 

 rtist everija ruzaite wears a mask designed by onatas ubauskas as she takes part in the ask ashion eek in ilnius on ay 5 2020  rtists in ithuania invited residents of the capital ilnius to a ask ashion eek encouraging them to have fun wearing the nowmandatory facial accessory pearheading the initiative designer ulia anus said she hoped it would encourage creativity as well as compliance with orders to wear masks in public to help stem coronavirus infections hoto by    Artist Severija Bruzaite wears a mask designed by Donatas Dubauskas as she takes part in the "Mask Fashion Week" in Vilnius on May 5, 2020. - Artists in Lithuania invited residents of the capital Vilnius to a "Mask Fashion Week", encouraging them to have fun wearing the now-mandatory facial accessory. Spearheading the initiative, designer Julia Janus said she hoped it would "encourage creativity" as well as compliance with orders to wear masks in public to help stem coronavirus infections. (Photo by PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP)

 

  reek artist and member of an artist union wears a mask and a protective facemask as they demonstrate with others in front of the reek parliament at yntagma square in central thens  on ay 7 2020 during a rally organised by artists musicians and actors to ask for help to the reek government for the financial loses due to the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the 19 the novel coronavirus hoto by    A Greek artist and member of an artist union wears a mask and a protective facemask as they demonstrate with others in front of the Greek parliament at Syntagma square, in central Athens on May 7, 2020, during a rally organised by artists, musicians and actors to ask for help to the Greek government for the financial loses due to the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19, (the novel coronavirus). (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)
 
  street vendor wearing a face mask poses outside the central market in an alvador on ay 6 2020 amid the 19 coronavirus pandemic hoto by uri   A street vendor wearing a face mask poses outside the central market in San Salvador on May 6, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Yuri CORTEZ / AFP)
 
  reek artist and member of an artist union wears a mask and protective facemask as she demonstrates with others in front of the reek parliament at yntagma square in central thens  on ay 7 2020 during a rally organised by artists musicians and actors to ask for help to the reek government for the financial loses due to the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the 19 the novel coronavirus hoto by    A Greek artist and member of an artist union wears a mask and protective facemask as she demonstrates with others in front of the Greek parliament at Syntagma square, in central Athens on May 7, 2020, during a rally organised by artists, musicians and actors to ask for help to the Greek government for the financial loses due to the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19, (the novel coronavirus). (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)

 

 

 

 

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