Cristian Romero, a dancer, producer and the director of the Mas Beat dance academy, performs for drivers at a red light in the El Carmen neighborhood of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Since dance companies and art centers have closed, artists like Romero have taken to the streets to share their routines for donations. “We have no choice but to put our hearts into it,” Romero says.
Sylma Escobar, a senior marine wildlife rehabilitation technician, feeds Taicaraya, a baby manatee. Department of Natural and Environmental Resources personnel rescued Taicaraya in May, when she was found stranded on the beach in Punta La Bandera, Puerto Rico. After the rescue, Taicaraya was transported to the Caribbean Manatee Conservation Center for treatment and rehabilitation. The Caribbean Stranding Network, along with the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, created the Caribbean Manatee Conservation Center to research, rescue and rehabilitate animals and to educate the public about manatees and other marine species. The Conservation Center cares for the animals in order to later release them.
Seggujja David planes wood planks to make items like tables and stools in Kampala, Uganda. Due to the coronavirus, workplaces in Kampala were asked to limit the number of employees who come into work at the same time. Here, the six employees take turns in the workshop.
Budsuren Uyanga, left, 15, and Bilguun-Orshikh Dagvasambuu, 14, demonstrate taekwondo in Dalanzadgad, a soum in Mongolia’s Umnugovi province. The Federation of Olympic Taekwondo was established in Umnugovi in July this year. Adolescent athletes from Ulaanbaatar’s Nuudelchin Taekwondo Club came to Umnugovi and organized a two-day taekwondo demonstration for the launch of the Federation.
Allan Christian Covarrubias, a parish priest at Natividad de la Virgen María, a church in Tecámac, Mexico, gives Sunday Mass via livestream. Religious events have been canceled in Mexico since March 30, along with other public gatherings, due to the coronavirus. Religious events were allowed to resume on May 31, but due to limitations on the number of people able to gather, the online services have continued at Natividad de la Virgen María.
Shinebayar Narankhuu livestreams a piano lesson from Play Music, a music store in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. About 100 people are watching the livestream. The store doesn’t usually offer lessons, but it’s helping customers pass time during the coronavirus lockdown with free online instruction.
Marcelo Rodríguez works at MEGA, a supermarket in San Jerónimo, a neighborhood in Mexico City. The supermarket has stayed open during the spread of the coronavirus in Mexico, but while the shelves are full of products, the aisles are empty of customers.
A sanitation drone helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Hospital de la Madre y el Niño Guerrerense in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico. Abraham Jiménez Montiel, the municipal health minister, said these same sanitation procedures were performed in other hospitals as well.
Employees from the Emergency Management Agency of Darkhan-Uul province disinfect streets in Darkhan soum. (A soum is a Mongolian administrative division within the provinces, similar to a district or county.) Employees will continue to disinfect public roads in Darkhan weekly through the end of April.
Irmuun Bayanmunkh, 7, waits for his horse to be saddled in Mongolia’s Tuv province. Irmuun is learning to ride horses at his uncle’s house while schools are shut down due to the spread of the coronavirus. In late January, Mongolia was one of the first countries to secure borders and close schools.
Guillermo Hernández Pinto, a parish priest in San Cristóbal de las Casas, blesses a palm frond held by Marco Antonio Martínez on Palm Sunday. Ordinarily, the Chiapas city would hold a traditional Mass and procession of worshippers through the streets for the religious holiday, but the tradition was changed this year due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Instead of marching, the parish priest rode to different neighborhoods in a pickup truck, blessing water, pictures and palm fronds along the way.
Workers from the Mayor’s Office load an abandoned car frame onto a truck in Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugovi province. Baatar Janchiv, head of the Mayor’s Office, says they have been spraying public spaces with chemical cleaners since the spread of the coronavirus in neighboring China. The workers also pick up and disinfect garbage, like this car.
Jonel Saint Jean washes his hands at a public tap in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The mayor’s office has installed about 40 water towers and nearly 1,000 water buckets at key points in the capital to encourage hand-washing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Tseren-Oidov Altangerel, 6, a student in class 1B at Metropolitan School No. 34 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, watches a video lesson on the Mongolian language. The Mongolian government decided to provide online lessons while general-education schools are suspended due to coronavirus.
Vairan Neelam climbs a palmyra tree to obtain toddy, the sap from the tree, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. People who do this work must obtain licenses in order to be able to sell the toddy. Neelam has been extracting and selling toddy for the past eight years.
Anita Ierace presents a light show that she created on an analog projector at a bookstore in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. The aim of the show, which combines sounds and music with light and color, is to “open the doors to the consciousness of sound and color where the combination of music and light is the result of a synthesized journey that transcends perception.”
Kasasa Malcom, 7, stares intently at a rhino skull on display at the Buganda Tourism Expo in Kampala, Uganda. The exhibit was part of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre’s table at the event, which takes place annually to showcase the country’s cultural and natural diversity.
Ángel González, 19 (left), and Javier Hernández, 25, climb a tower on a pyrotechnic castle, a wooden structure used for celebrations in Mexico City. When the gunpowder lights on the castles are ignited, they create the silhouette of a brilliantly lit castle for a few minutes. “Making pyrotechnic castles is what I like to do the most,” says González, who has worked on their construction for five years.
Nabasumba Christine takes a selfie with Francis Balalulanya at the Buganda Tourism Expo, an annual event in Uganda’s capital Kampala that showcases the country’s cultural and natural diversity. Balalulanya, who has been a beekeeper for over 40 years, came to exhibit his initiative to protect and conserve bees.
Shamiso Chamwanyisa makes popcorn in a machine made of welded steel. Chamwanyisa, who works in a suburb of Mutare, Zimbabwe’s fourth largest city, says he can earn about 80 ZWL ($6) per day depending on the number of people who bring him corn to pop.