The Week In Photos: COVID-19 Rages On With Over 100,000 Deaths

The first person to officially die from the novel coronavirus was a 61-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan on January 9. Now, three months later, as of April 11, more than 100,000 people have succumbed to the disease.

See photos below of how the pandemic has shaped activities around the world this week and more.


Fire and smoke billow above the Treasury Building which houses the office of the Accountant General of The Federation in Abuja on April 8th, 2020. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun


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Chinese medics stand on the tarmac at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, on April 8, 2020, as they arrive in Nigeria to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Photo: ChannelsTV/ Sodiq Adelakun


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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, inspects an isolation center and kits donated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Abuja on April 7, 2020. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun


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A general view of an empty isolation room being set up for COVID-19 Coronavirus patients in Abuja on April 7th, 2020. Photo: ChannelsTV/ Sodiq Adelakun


Some residents of Lugbe in Abuja partake in a public fitness program on a pedestrian bridge as authorities continue a 14-day lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Abuja on April 7th, 2020. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun


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A medical bus belonging to the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRA) in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health to monitor cases of the COVID-19 in remote areas in Nigeria, is launched in Abuja on April 9, 2020. Photo: ChannelsTV/ Sodiq Adelakun


And from around the world…

A boy stands in front of a graffiti painted by artist Kai ‘Uzey’ Wohlgemuth featuring a nurse as Superwoman on a wall in Hamm, western Germany, on April 8, 2020, referring to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.



Policemen arrest doctors and paramedics in the course of a protest during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Quetta on April 6, 2020. Authorities in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta arrested more than 50 doctors protesting against the unavailability of safety equipment, police and physicians said on April 6. Banaras KHAN / AFP



Palestinian newlywed Baraa and Ammar pose for a picture while wearing face masks in the West Bank village of Dora near Hebron on April 4, 2020, as authorities imposed restrictions on large gatherings in a bid to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.



A resident using an improvised face shield made from a plastic water tank to protect him from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic walks in his neighbourhood in Manila on April 5, 2020, after the government imposed enhanced quarantine measures in the city. Ted ALJIBE / AFP



French first aid workers from the Protection Civile Paris Seine, wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) push a male patient on a gurney, suspected of being infected with COVID-19, into a hospital, as Paris and the rest of the nation experiences a coronavirus outbreak on April 3, 2020. France has been on lockdown since March 17 in a bid to limit the contagion caused by the novel coronavirus, a situation it has extended until at least April 15. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP


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National Police members disinfect Venezuelan citizens returning to the country from Colombia, as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus -COVID19- at the Simon Boliviar International Bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia-Venezuela border, on April 4, 2020. Since the first case of COVID-19 was detected last March 6, Colombia has reported 1,406 people infected and 32 dead. Schneyder MENDOZA / AFP


An aerial view shows cinema-goers sitting in their cars parked at a drive-in cinema in Marl, western Germany, on April 6, 2020, one of the few entertainments still allowed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Ina FASSBENDER / AFP



A man wearing heart-shaped glasses with his face covered amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, stands at market during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Chennai on April 11, 2020. Arun SANKAR / AFP


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A photo taken and handout on April 10, 2020 by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis presiding over Good Friday’s Way of the Cross (Via Crucis) at St. Peter’s Square in The Vatican on April 10, 2020, during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.


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