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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.


Celebrities call for help for Navajo Nation to fight coronavirus Nellie Peyton
Mexican president denies rising violence against women in lockdown Oscar Lopez and Christine Murray
Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS work amid coronavirus Sonia Elks
UK's gender pay gap rules suspended due to coronavirus Amber Milne
Refugees go online to cope with Italy's coronavirus lockdown Thin Lei Win
Sumatran forest people adapt ancient health rules for pandemic Harry Jacques
One in three trans people targeted for 'conversion' in Colombia Anastasia Moloney
Coronavirus sparks soul-search on travel-heavy climate diplomacy Megan Rowling
Left jobless by coronavirus, Colombia's workers get aid Anastasia Moloney
7 initiatives to fight a coronavirus housing crisis Amber Milne
Overnight closure of New York subway leaves homeless at risk Ellen Wulfhorst
Sex workers in Bangladesh appeal for funds due coronavirus Naimul Karim
Domestic abuse set to rise by up to 20% under coronavirus Emma Batha and Ellen Wulfhorst
Water shortage fears jump in Jordan amid coronavirus lockdown Ban Barkawi
Coronavirus could cut costs in world's most expensive cities Ban Barkawi
Medical respite tackles virus 'time bomb' among U.S. homeless Carey L. Biron
South America's indigenous lock down as coronavirus bites Anastasia Moloney and Fabio Teixeira
India's 'invisible' trans community struggles as coronavirus bites Annie Banerji
Gloria Estefan among Latino stars fundraising for U.S. farmworkers Christine Murray
Nomads no more, U.S. 'van lifers' locked down by coronavirus Carey L. Biron
Opinion
Conflict and COVID-19 are a deadly mix Mark Lowcock, Izumi Nakamitsu & Robert Mardini
Modern slaves in UK face increased risk in coronavirus epidemic Kieran Guilbert
Farmers fear hunger as floods worsen pandemic woes in west Nepal Aadesh Subedi
Opinion
Business as usual isn’t good enough for world’s homeless Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu and Clive Baldwin
Calls grow to lift bans on gay men giving blood amid coronavirus Matthew Lavietes and Enrique Anarte
Dutch sex workers risk abuse, trafficking as coronavirus bites Karolin Schaps
Teen pregnancy risk rises as Africa's schools shut for coronavirus Nellie Peyton
LGBT+ 'gaymers' in Mexico escape lockdown with virtual tournament Oscar Lopez
Americans divided as states postpone abortions over coronavirus Ellen Wulfhorst
Charities team up on coronavirus lifeline for social entrepreneurs Sarah Shearman
Bangladeshi garment workers ordered home as factories stay closed Naimul Karim
Farmers prosper in pandemic as Americans shop local Nellie Peyton
Forest fire smoke threatens COVID-recovering Amazon communities Fabio Teixeira
Lack of water leaves Brazil indigenous reserve exposed to virus Mauricio Angelo
Global push urged for COVID-19 vaccine could help climate too Laurie Goering
In Africa and Asia, coronavirus myths put most vulnerable at risk Amber Milne
Opinion
Our chance for a just recovery after coronavirus May Boeve
Coronavirus spotlights risks of swelling slums in Africa's cities Laurie Goering
Forced evictions leave Kenyan slum dwellers at risk of virus Nita Bhalla
Privacy debate heats up over Indian contact-tracing app Rina Chandran and Annie Banerji
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
Zimbabwe reopens produce markets after farmer protests Farai Shawn Matiashe
Doubling up: Could coronavirus bailouts make economies greener? Laurie Goering
Coronavirus shocks to fuel years of unrest and hunger Sonia Elks
'You wake up well': Amazon villagers take vine tea to treat COVID Lucas Landau
Lost 'libraries': Brazil's indigenous people lament COVID deaths Fabio Teixeira
Pandemic may reverse development for first time in 30 years: UN Megan Rowling
Post-virus green reset urged for divided, ailing economies Laurie Goering
How Ethiopia's health minister is preparing for COVID-19 Emeline Wuilbercq
Indigenous leaders fear Amazon port could be conduit for COVID-19 Mauricio Angelo
Few major economies investing in nature-friendly COVID-19 recovery Megan Rowling
From Seattle to Seoul:10 cities going green amid COVID-19 Anastasia Moloney
Pandemic lockdown lands new blow on India’s struggling herders Soumya Sarkar
Triple threat: Pakistan's mango growers face a sticky season Peer Muhammad
As coronavirus limits climate protests, activists go online Laurie Goering
As clean energy jobs recover, can they lift U.S. communities? Jack Graham
Can solar fridges help deliver a COVID-19 vaccine to Africans? Peyton Fleming
Greta Thunberg says virus shows world can 'act fast' on crises Laurie Goering
African leaders warn COVID-19 crisis harming climate adaptation Laurie Goering
Pacific cyclone and coronavirus create 'perfect storm' of worry Laurie Goering
From food to tech, coronavirus to spur urban planning rethink Rina Chandran
Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields John Okot
Cameroon tomato farmers count losses to wild weather and lockdown Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Boost for Kenya farmers as children lend a hand during coronavirus Wesley Langat
Pandemic hikes concern over much-needed climate finance for poor Megan Rowling
COVID-19 fears grow for isolated indigenous people in Brazil Mauricio Angelo
Geothermal clean energy projects in Europe stall during pandemic Arthur Neslen
Future shock: COVID-19 shows need to prep for climate threats Laurie Goering
Climate-smart vegetables keep Kashmir fed in coronavirus crisis Athar Parvaiz
Hot but want to stop the virus? Japan keeps mask-wearing cool Beh Lih Yi
Rising heat and snow-bare peaks chill Nepal's mountain economy Aadesh Subedi
Awnings to aircon: Heat threat drives innovation in pandemic year Laurie Goering
Next pandemic? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases Fabio Zuker
Communities get bigger role running Pakistan's national parks Rina Saeed Khan
Slow rollout of COVID vaccine in Brazil leaves indigenous at risk Fabio Zuker
No jobs, few crops: COVID-19 and pests leave Nepal fearing hunger Aadesh Subedi
Kashmir bike sellers outpaced by pandemic demand for pedal power Athar Parvaiz
Solar pumps, migrant homes help shield post-COVID world Rina Chandran
Kenyan farmers tap apps to ride out COVID-19 and climate storm Wesley Langat
Coronavirus disruption fears delay decision over .org domain Umberto Bacchi
Brazil's hospitals at risk as climate change brings more floods Meghie Rodrigues
Shrinking water supplies threaten to put Iraq 'on the edge' Laurie Goering
Virus-idled Indian workers offered jobs boosting water security Shuriah Niazi
'Cooling gap' widens, despite rising heat, as virus hikes poverty Laurie Goering
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
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