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Coronavirus and its impact on people, cities and economy

From cities under lockdown to most affected communities, we look at how the outbreak of the deadly virus COVID-19 affects lives around the world.


Coronavirus: LGBT+ events thrive online amid shutdowns Rachel Savage
UK's gender pay gap rules suspended due to coronavirus Amber Milne
Coronavirus could cut costs in world's most expensive cities Ban Barkawi
Charities team up on coronavirus lifeline for social entrepreneurs Sarah Shearman
Creative ideas to protect world's most vulnerable from coronavirus Sonia Elks
Left jobless by coronavirus, Colombia's workers get aid Anastasia Moloney
Americans divided as states postpone abortions over coronavirus Ellen Wulfhorst
Sex workers in Bangladesh appeal for funds due coronavirus Naimul Karim
Opinion
Business as usual isn’t good enough for world’s homeless Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu and Clive Baldwin
Coronavirus crisis will hit poorest for years, says UN official Megan Rowling
Farmers prosper in pandemic as Americans shop local Nellie Peyton
One in three trans people targeted for 'conversion' in Colombia Anastasia Moloney
LGBT+ 'gaymers' in Mexico escape lockdown with virtual tournament Oscar Lopez
South America's indigenous lock down as coronavirus bites Anastasia Moloney and Fabio Teixeira
Overnight closure of New York subway leaves homeless at risk Ellen Wulfhorst
Refugees go online to cope with Italy's coronavirus lockdown Thin Lei Win
Opinion
Resilient health systems can protect us from threats beyond COVID Mami Mizutori
Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS work amid coronavirus Sonia Elks
Rescued from Indian sex slavery, denied home by coronavirus Roli Srivastava
Job cut fears in Bangladesh as coronavirus bites fashion industry Naimul Karim
Celebrities call for help for Navajo Nation to fight coronavirus Nellie Peyton
Nomads no more, U.S. 'van lifers' locked down by coronavirus Carey L. Biron
Medical respite tackles virus 'time bomb' among U.S. homeless Carey L. Biron
Gloria Estefan among Latino stars fundraising for U.S. farmworkers Christine Murray
Water shortage fears jump in Jordan amid coronavirus lockdown Ban Barkawi
Coronavirus sparks soul-search on travel-heavy climate diplomacy Megan Rowling
Latin America shelters struggle to help women in COVID-19 lockdown Anastasia Moloney, Christine Murray and Oscar Lopez
Mexican president denies rising violence against women in lockdown Oscar Lopez and Christine Murray
Domestic abuse set to rise by up to 20% under coronavirus Emma Batha and Ellen Wulfhorst
Sumatran forest people adapt ancient health rules for pandemic Harry Jacques
Privacy debate heats up over Indian contact-tracing app Rina Chandran and Annie Banerji
In Africa and Asia, coronavirus myths put most vulnerable at risk Amber Milne
Lack of water leaves Brazil indigenous reserve exposed to virus Mauricio Angelo
Zimbabwe reopens produce markets after farmer protests Farai Shawn Matiashe
Doubling up: Could coronavirus bailouts make economies greener? Laurie Goering
Health envoy warns of unrest risk in virus-slammed poor nations Laurie Goering
UK govt advised to harness pandemic to speed zero-carbon aims Laurie Goering
Global push urged for COVID-19 vaccine could help climate too Laurie Goering
Post-virus green reset urged for divided, ailing economies Laurie Goering
Opinion
Our chance for a just recovery after coronavirus May Boeve
Coronavirus spotlights risks of swelling slums in Africa's cities Laurie Goering
Coronavirus shocks to fuel years of unrest and hunger Sonia Elks
Pandemic may reverse development for first time in 30 years: UN Megan Rowling
How Ethiopia's health minister is preparing for COVID-19 Emeline Wuilbercq
Forced evictions leave Kenyan slum dwellers at risk of virus Nita Bhalla
Indigenous leaders fear Amazon port could be conduit for COVID-19 Mauricio Angelo
From food to tech, coronavirus to spur urban planning rethink Rina Chandran
Pandemic lockdown lands new blow on India’s struggling herders Soumya Sarkar
Future shock: COVID-19 shows need to prep for climate threats Laurie Goering
As coronavirus limits climate protests, activists go online Laurie Goering
Pacific cyclone and coronavirus create 'perfect storm' of worry Laurie Goering
Triple threat: Pakistan's mango growers face a sticky season Peer Muhammad
Climate-smart vegetables keep Kashmir fed in coronavirus crisis Athar Parvaiz
Awnings to aircon: Heat threat drives innovation in pandemic year Laurie Goering
Greta Thunberg says virus shows world can 'act fast' on crises Laurie Goering
Boost for Kenya farmers as children lend a hand during coronavirus Wesley Langat
Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields John Okot
COVID-19 fears grow for isolated indigenous people in Brazil Mauricio Angelo
Coronavirus disruption fears delay decision over .org domain Umberto Bacchi
Green champion Lisbon backs city-centre living after tourism dive Laurie Goering
Solar pumps, migrant homes help shield post-COVID world Rina Chandran
As Amazon fire season looms, smoke and virus could be 'a disaster' Mauricio Angelo
Brazil indigenous village banishes miners to cut coronavirus risk Mauricio Angelo
Risk of online sex abuse grows as coronavirus prompts home working Sophie Davies
With climate change, conflict and COVID, stresses grow in Mali Laurie Goering
COVID-19: What lessons can we apply to battling climate change? Laurie Goering
Drag queens take their shows online as coronavirus shuts clubs Rachel Savage
Brazil halts group's anti-slavery operations due to coronavirus Fabio Teixeira
In slums and windowless flats, Asia poor bear brunt of coronavirus Rina Chandran
Dutch sex workers crowdfund as coronavirus closes brothels Karolin Schaps
How coronavirus is affecting the world's most vulnerable Sonia Elks
Poor nations may see higher coronavirus deaths, warns UN official Megan Rowling
Coronavirus sparks U.S. West Coast calls to halt evictions Gregory Scruggs
Asia school closures for coronavirus expose digital divide Rina Chandran
Gay dating apps Hornet and Scruff warn over coronavirus Hugo Greenhalgh
Bucharest Pride, Pride of the Americas postponed over coronavirus Rachel Savage
Can coronavirus spur new low-carbon habits? Laurie Goering
LGBT+ community at heightened risk of coronavirus, groups warn Oscar Lopez
Don't let impact of coronavirus breed hate: EU human rights agency Megan Rowling
Refugee women promote hygiene in camps amid coronavirus fears Naimul Karim
Help for Italy's refugees and migrants withers with virus lockdown Thin Lei Win
U.S. homeless shelters, programs ill-equipped for coronavirus Carey L. Biron
Hong Kong denies 'slavery' as prisoners work nights for face masks Beh Lih Yi
Coronavirus tops 'perfect storm' of climate challenges - prince Laurie Goering
Asia's rapid urbanisation, deforestation linked to deadly diseases Rina Chandran
U.S., Israeli religious figures blame LGBT+ people for coronavirus Hugo Greenhalgh
'Worse than the virus': Anxiety over coronavirus grips the U.S. Matt Lavietes
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