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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.


Dutch sex workers risk abuse, trafficking as coronavirus bites Karolin Schaps
India's tourism workers count costs of coronavirus travel ban Annie Banerji
Calls grow to lift bans on gay men giving blood amid coronavirus Matthew Lavietes and Enrique Anarte
Rescued from Indian sex slavery, denied home by coronavirus Roli Srivastava
Teen pregnancy risk rises as Africa's schools shut for coronavirus Nellie Peyton
Job cut fears in Bangladesh as coronavirus bites fashion industry Naimul Karim
Coronavirus: LGBT+ events thrive online amid shutdowns Rachel Savage
UK's gender pay gap rules suspended due to coronavirus Amber Milne
Water shortage fears jump in Jordan amid coronavirus lockdown Ban Barkawi
Coronavirus sparks soul-search on travel-heavy climate diplomacy Megan Rowling
In Africa and Asia, coronavirus myths put most vulnerable at risk Amber Milne
Doubling up: Could coronavirus bailouts make economies greener? Laurie Goering
Opinion
Our chance for a just recovery after coronavirus May Boeve
Health experts call pandemic a window into future climate threats Laurie Goering
Climate stress and coronavirus gang up on world's vulnerable Thin Lei Win and Michael Taylor
What coronavirus can teach us about tackling climate change Laurie Goering
Coronavirus spotlights risks of swelling slums in Africa's cities Laurie Goering
From food to tech, coronavirus to spur urban planning rethink Rina Chandran
As coronavirus limits climate protests, activists go online Laurie Goering
Greta Thunberg says virus shows world can 'act fast' on crises Laurie Goering
Coronavirus disruption fears delay decision over .org domain Umberto Bacchi
Risk of online sex abuse grows as coronavirus prompts home working Sophie Davies
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
Coronavirus controls increase surveillance 'danger' Rina Chandran
China's coronavirus slowdown hits workers in India's diamond hub Roli Srivastava
Seven in 10 people back city lockdowns to contain coronavirus Sonia Elks
Why is coronavirus killing more men than women? Thomson Reuters Foundation
Driving in storm of coronavirus, U.S. gig workers at risk Ellen Wulfhorst
Family farms in Italy's coronavirus-hit regions fear collapse Thin Lei Win
U.N. gender equality meeting cut over coronavirus fears Ellen Wulfhorst
How Hong Kong’s social enterprises are tackling the coronavirus Marianne Bray and Beh Lih Yi
Unequal cities bear the brunt of deadly disease outbreaks Rina Chandran
Coronavirus to extreme weather: What happens in a city lockdown? Umberto Bacchi
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