Photos: Life in the time of coronavirus

China has reported a total of 77,362 cases of COVID-19 and 2,618 deaths. Outside China there are now 2,074 cases in 28 countries and 23 deaths, according to WHO figures. The coronavirus outbreak can still be beaten, the World Health Organization said on Monday, insisting it was premature to declare it a pandemic even though it had the potential to reach that level.

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Shanghai Ballet dancers wearing masks practise in a dance studio in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus outbreak can still be beaten, the World Health Organization said on Monday, insisting it was premature to declare it a pandemic even though it had the potential to reach that level, reports Reuters. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

Shanghai Ballet dancers wearing masks practise in a dance studio in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus outbreak can still be beaten, the World Health Organization said on Monday, insisting it was premature to declare it a pandemic even though it had the potential to reach that level, reports Reuters. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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People wearing face masks play table tennis at a park, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, in Beijing. Chinese stocks dropped the most in three weeks on Tuesday, as worries deepened a rapidly spreading coronavirus could become a global pandemic and deal a heavy blow to the global economic growth. (Stringer / REUTERS)

People wearing face masks play table tennis at a park, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, in Beijing. Chinese stocks dropped the most in three weeks on Tuesday, as worries deepened a rapidly spreading coronavirus could become a global pandemic and deal a heavy blow to the global economic growth. (Stringer / REUTERS)

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People wearing face masks dance at a park, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, in Beijing. China has reported a total of 77,362 cases of COVID-19 and 2,618 deaths. Outside China there are now 2,074 cases in 28 countries and 23 deaths, according to WHO figures. (REUTERS)

People wearing face masks dance at a park, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, in Beijing. China has reported a total of 77,362 cases of COVID-19 and 2,618 deaths. Outside China there are now 2,074 cases in 28 countries and 23 deaths, according to WHO figures. (REUTERS)

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Women wearing masks stand in front of a TV screen showing news of Chinese President Xi Jinping at a bus station in Shanghai, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

Women wearing masks stand in front of a TV screen showing news of Chinese President Xi Jinping at a bus station in Shanghai, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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People wearing face masks take a picture with a mobile phone outside Rafik Hariri hospital, where Lebanon's first coronavirus case is being quarantined, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

People wearing face masks take a picture with a mobile phone outside Rafik Hariri hospital, where Lebanon's first coronavirus case is being quarantined, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

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Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. Europe’s biggest outbreak is in Italy, with some 220 infections—compared with just three before Friday—and a 7th death. (Flavio Lo Scalzo / REUTERS)

Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy. Europe’s biggest outbreak is in Italy, with some 220 infections—compared with just three before Friday—and a 7th death. (Flavio Lo Scalzo / REUTERS)

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Newly-wed couple wear protective masks as they take wedding photos with family after marriage registration, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, at Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

Newly-wed couple wear protective masks as they take wedding photos with family after marriage registration, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, at Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

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Iranian family wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as they stand at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Afghanistan and Iraq reported their first new coronavirus cases, all in people who had been to Iran, where the toll was 12 dead and 61 infected. Most of the infections were in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Qom. (WANA / REUTERS)

Iranian family wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as they stand at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Afghanistan and Iraq reported their first new coronavirus cases, all in people who had been to Iran, where the toll was 12 dead and 61 infected. Most of the infections were in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Qom. (WANA / REUTERS)

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A man wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks on a zebra crossing in Seoul. South Korea reported 231 new cases, taking its total to 833. Many are in its fourth-largest city, Daegu, which became more isolated with Asiana Airlines and Korean Air suspending flights there until next month. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)

A man wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks on a zebra crossing in Seoul. South Korea reported 231 new cases, taking its total to 833. Many are in its fourth-largest city, Daegu, which became more isolated with Asiana Airlines and Korean Air suspending flights there until next month. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)

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Passengers wearing protective masks disembark from a plane upon their arrival at Najaf airport, amid the new coronavirus outbreak, Iraq. Scientists around the world are scrambling to analyse the virus, but a vaccine is probably more than a year away. “Worryingly, it seems that the virus can pass from person to person without symptoms, making it extremely difficult to track, regardless of what health authorities do,” said Simon Clarke, an expert in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading in Britain. (laa al-Marjani / REUTERS)

Passengers wearing protective masks disembark from a plane upon their arrival at Najaf airport, amid the new coronavirus outbreak, Iraq. Scientists around the world are scrambling to analyse the virus, but a vaccine is probably more than a year away. “Worryingly, it seems that the virus can pass from person to person without symptoms, making it extremely difficult to track, regardless of what health authorities do,” said Simon Clarke, an expert in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading in Britain. (laa al-Marjani / REUTERS)

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A man wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus rides on a subway in Seoul, South Korea. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)

A man wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus rides on a subway in Seoul, South Korea. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)

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