Wednesday 3 June, 2020

In pictures: City 'life' amid COVID-19

Combination of photos taken across the Corporate Area this week by Loop News photographers Marlon Reid and Shawn Barnes.

Combination of photos taken across the Corporate Area this week by Loop News photographers Marlon Reid and Shawn Barnes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered fear and panic across the world.

According to the World Health Organization, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 512,000 persons and killed over 23,000 since it was first detected in Wuhan, China in December.

Since the first case was detected in Jamaica just over two weeks ago, the island has been in a state of frenzy as locals brace for the potential public health crisis.

People have stockpiled on gloves, sanitisers and other cleaning items. And as part of its efforts to contain the spread of the virus in Jamaica, the government has announced a number of restrictions aimed at limiting gatherings and promoting social distancing.

Pictures captured by Loop News photographers Marlon Reid and Shawn Barnes across the Corporate Area show the current reality - among them, deserted streets, long queues outside of facilities where social distancing is being enforced inside and people wearing protective gear. See the slider below.

COVID-19 in Pics Mar 27

 

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