A combination of some of the best photos of the week ending March 28, 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic has continued to escalate. In Nigeria, more than 80 cases were reported this week; the number is expected to rise. The photos in this week’s collection mostly try to capture the staggering manner in which the pandemic is changing the way we live.
A view of the deserted Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday, March 23, 2020. To curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus, the Nigerian government suspended international flights. Only essential flights will be considered. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
A policeman distributes flyers to inform the public about measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in Lagos, on March 22, 2020. Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP
A boy stands outside a closed primary school in Abuja on Monday, March 23, 2020. Schools across Nigeria have been shut down to prevent students from getting infected. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, spray disinfectant in the streets of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 26, 2020, during a campaign aimed at slowing down the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo: SAID KHATIB / AFP
Medical workers of the Federal High Court in Abuja check the temperature of people before allowing them into the court on Monday, March 23, 2020. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
A ‘safe distance’ tag is seen on the floor of a store in Abuja to encourage social distancing, a safety measure recommended by the World Health Organisation and the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control to stop the spread of coronavirus… on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
This picture taken on March 23, 2020, shows a pallbearer taking a picture of a coffin for the relatives of a deceased person at the cemetery of Grassobbio in the province of Bergamo, as they could not attend the ceremony because they are in quarantine as a result of the COVID-19. Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
Women celebrate 2020 Mother’s Day thanksgiving service at Methodist Church in Abuja on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu (C), speaks to passengers to enforce social distancing in a bus as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Lagos, Nigeria on March 26, 2020. Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP
Christian worshippers at a church in Abuja amid the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
Economic activities slow down in Lagos as fewer passengers arrive to board buses parked at the Ojodu-Berger bus terminal following a seven-day partial shutdown by the state government to combat the COVID-19 in Lagos, on March 27, 2020. Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP
This photo taken on Thursday, March 25, 2020, shows an empty shelf at a grocery store in Abuja after the government announced the closure of markets to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
Few Muslims are seen inside the National Mosque during Jumah prayer in Abuja on Friday, March 26, 2020. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
Workers at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja unload a consignment of medical supplies donated by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Channels Television / Sodiq Adelakun.
A South African policeman uses a pump rifle to shoot rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of shoppers in Yeoville, Johannesburg, on March 28, 2020, while trying to enforce a safety distance outside a supermarket amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Photo: MARCO LONGARI / AFP