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Global coronavirus cases passed 100,000 on Friday as governments around the world scramble to implement containment measures that include limiting travel, closing schools, and employees working from home.

At least 3,400 deaths have been reported in 34 countries.

Pedestrians wear face masks at the Abu Dhabi Main Bus Terminal overpass. Victor Besa / The National

 

Workers clean the ground in front of the Kaaba in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP Photo

 

Medical staff in protective gears distribute information sheets to Iraqi passengers returning from Iran at Najaf International Airport. AFP

 

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant on the street in Seoul. AFP

 

Poster about precautions against the coronavirus is seen in a subway in Seoul, South Korea. Getty Images

 

Medical workers carry a patient into a facility of Kyungpook National University Hospital in Daegu, South Korea. Reuters

 

A medical worker in a protective gear offers consultation to people at the first stage screening post for checking coronavirus disease at Kyungpook National University Hospital in Daegu. Reuters

 

A passenger wearing a protective mask rides on the Disneyland Resort line of the Mass Transit Railway in Hong Kong, China. Bloomberg

 

Two statues with face masks on are seen at the entrance of a restaurant along a business street in Beijing. AFP

 

Patients are seen at a temporary hospital in a sports stadium in Wuhan. AFP

 

A laboratory technician simulates the pipetting of a nasal pharyngeal swab to extract RNA while demonstrating the coronavirus test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore. Bloomberg

 

Spectator’s stands are empty during a tennis match between Japan and Ecuador in a Davis Cup qualifier in Miki, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. Reuters

 

A man wearing a face mask walks past an advertisement along a street in Tokyo’s Yurakucho area. AFP

 

People walk through an EM Auto Sanitizing Gate outside a shopping centre in Bangkok, Thailand. AFP

 

A woman wearing a face mask walks in front of the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. AFP

 

A shopper wearing a mask is pictured near a sign advising out-of-stock sanitizer, facial masks and rubbing alcohol at a store in Kirkland, Washington. AFP

 

A person wearing a protective face mask sits in the departures check-in area at San Francisco International Airport in California. Bloomberg

 

A traveller wears a medical mask at Grand Central station in New York City. AFP

 

Courtesy The Nation UAE

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