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Labourers work an empty racetrack following the UAE's decision to postpone the upcoming Dubai Horse Racing amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on March 23, 2020 in Dubai. (AFP)
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A medical worker in protective gear tends to a patient on March 24, 2020 at the new COVID 3 level intensive care unit for coronavirus COVID-19 cases at the Casal Palocco hospital near Rome, during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (AFP)
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A Kuwaiti police car patrols deserted streets in Kuwait city, on March 23, 2020, a day after authorities declared a nationwide curfew amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)
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A man wearing a face mask walks past a woman with a face mask on March 23, 2020, in Prague, where most activities slowed down or came to a halt due to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVI-19. (AFP)
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Gonzaga Yiga, a 49-year-old community chairperson, appeals to residents through a speaker from the tallest building of the area in morning and evening, on how to curb the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda, on March 24, 2020. (AFP)
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A girl with her father cross an empty road during a government-imposed lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Allahabad on March 24, 2020. (AFP)
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This handout photo taken and released on March 24, 2020 by the Royal Thai Army shows soldiers wearing protective clothing disinfecting the Department of Land Transportation office to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (AFP)
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An empty Santa Monica Pier is seen in Santa Monica, California on March 23, 2020, as people are encouraged to stay at home to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. (AFP)
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Palestinian groom Mohamed abu Daga and his bride Israa wear face masks amid the COVID-19 epidemic, during a photoshoot at a studio before their wedding ceremony in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 23, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 25 March 2020

The world on lockdown

Billions on lockdown across the world as governments take measures to halt the rapid spread of the new coronavirus.

(Photos: Agencies)