In pictures: life under lockdown around the world

All across the world, people have had to move their fitness regimes indoors. Image: REUTERS/Sherif Fahmy

Emma Charlton
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A child makes cookies following the instructions of his grandparents via Facebook's Messenger video-chat in an iPad during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in El Masnou, north of Barcelona, Spain, April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Technology is allowing relatives to keep in touch. Image: REUTERS/Albert Gea
Neighbours celebrate the engagement of Juan Manuel Zamorano, 32, and Elena Gonzalez, 31, after she proposed to him at the balcony of their house, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Ronda, southern Spain, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Lockdown has proved no barrier to love. Image: REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Residents take part in a fitness class 'On the Step' led by Simon Garner in Kennington, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Doorstep fitness classes are allowing people to stay active. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Dance instructor Morgan Jenkins makes a video in front of a mural during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Stay at home messages have popped up all across the world. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Well-wishers and friends gather on the street outside the home of former U.S. Marine nurse Ruth Gallivan to help celebrate her 104th birthday during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Diego, California, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Ruth Gallivan in San Diego, USA, turned 104 during the lockdown. Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake
Bastien Gambaudo, young member of the neighbourhood association The Committee of Old Nice, brings grocery bags to an old woman as he offers grocery shopping assistance to the elderly and isolated people living in the old city of Nice, during a lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, March 26, 2020. Picture taken March 26, 2020.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard - RC2ESF9ZELFH
Support schemes have provided much needed help for those in need throughout the crisis. Image: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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