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Love in the Time of Corona(virus)

By JESSICA PAG-IWAYAN

Since the mysterious coronavirus first emerged in the province of Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the deadly disease has spread quickly. As of this writing, more than 7,700 cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide, with a death toll over 130 people.

Here are some photos that show how it affects the lives of many from different parts of globe, particularly in Asian countries like China and South Korea.

1. LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE

Mask-clad pedestrians walk past an art installation in Taipei on Jan. 30.  (Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP)

Mask-clad pedestrians walk past an art installation in Taipei on January 30, 2020. - Taiwan has uncovered eight cases of the virus similar to the SARS pathogen so far, including two female Chinese nationals in their 70s who arrived in the country as part of a tour group, as the death toll January 30 from the epidemic originating from Wuhan in China leapt to 170, with 7,892 confirmed infections. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)

2. YOU MAKE ME FEEL BUBBLY

People have improvised precautionary measures by using recycled plastic bottles. (@K_Kiumbe)

Bottlehead

3. PONG 

Masked family members play a board game at home in Jianli county, Hubei province, China. (Photo by EPA-EFE/LIU TAO CHINA OUT)

epa08177380 Masked family members play a board game at home in Jianli county, Hubei province, China, 25 January 2020 (issued 30 January 2020). China announced on 27 January that the Spring Festival holiday would be extended to 02 February 2020 after the coronavirus outbreak spread across the country. The virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has so far killed more than 160 people and infected around 6,000, mostly in China. EPA-EFE/LIU TAO CHINA OUT

4. SPRAY IT DON’T SAY IT

Staff members disinfecting at the Yingtan North Railway Station in Nanchang in China’s central Jiangxi province. (Photo by STR/AFP/China OUT)

This photo taken on January 22, 2020 shows staff members disinfecting at the Yingtan North Railway Station in Nanchang in China's central Jiangxi province. - China banned trains and planes from leaving a major city at the centre of a virus outbreak on January 23, seeking to seal off its 11 million people to contain the contagious disease that has claimed 17 lives, infected hundreds and spread to other countries. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

5. THE SHOW MASK GO ON

Despite the threat of coronavirus, South Korean officials push through on performing the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. (Photo by EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN)

The show mask go on

6. THE MASKETEERS

During the Royal Guard Changing ceremony, at Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korean officials wear Royal Guard uniforms with protection masks. The Royal Guard Changing ceremony is a popular spectacle for tourists visiting the city. (Photo by EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN)

epa08177350 South Korean officials wearing Royal Guard uniforms with protection masks, perform the changing of the guard ceremony at Deoksugung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, 30 January 2020. The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony is a popular spectacle for tourists visiting Seoul. South Korea has so far reported four cases of the SARS-like coronavirus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has so far killed over 160 people with nearly 6,000 infected, mostly in China. EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN

7. LADY IN MASK

An old woman wears a mask at home at a village in Jianli county, Hubei province, China. (Photo by EPA-EFE/LIU TAO CHINA OUT)

epa08177379 An old woman wears a mask at home at a village in Jianli county, Hubei province, China, 25 January 2020 (issued 30 January 2020). China announced on 27 January that the Spring Festival holiday would be extended to 02 February 2020 after the coronavirus outbreak spread across the country. The virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has so far killed more than 160 people and infected around 6,000, mostly in China. EPA-EFE/LIU TAO CHINA OUT

8. MASK GATHERING

Masked family members pose for a family photo in Jianli county, Hubei province, China.  (Photo by EPA-EFE/LIU TAO CHINA OUT)

epa08177381 Masked family members pose for a family photo in Jianli county, Hubei province, China, 25 January 2020 (issued 30 January 2020). China announced on 27 January that the Spring Festival holiday would be extended to 02 February 2020 after the coronavirus outbreak spread across the country. The virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has so far killed more than 160 people and infected around 6,000, mostly in China. EPA-EFE/LIU TAO CHINA OUT

9. TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Wearing a protective mask, a passenger walks into Beijing West Railway Station, in Beijing on Jan. 24.  (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP)

A passenger wearing a protective mask walks into Beijing West Railway Station, in Beijing on January 24, 2020. - Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on January 24 to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll climbed to 26. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)



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