Scenes from a pandemic: World copes with COVID-19(67 images)

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic, reaching around the globe. The virus, which surfaced in December in Wuhan, China, has killed thousands. Streets and tourist attractions are empty, as large gatherings are canceled and people are quarantined. Here's a look at the effects around the world.

The streets of downtown London are near empty on March 27 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a national lockdown from the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today that he is self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo
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