Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
Orkhon Province, Mongolia
Dorjzovd Davaasuren, a specialist at the Emergency Management Agency in Mongolia’s Orkhon province, disinfects the Khuleg food market. Mongolia, which shares around 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) of border with China, has recorded only 38 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of May 1.
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
In April, masks appeared on the statues of children in Fuente de los Muñecos, a fountain in Puebla, Mexico. The statues are the source of a local legend, and some neighbors claim to have seen and heard the children come alive at night. Residents hope the community follows the statues’ example and wears a mask in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Burmaa Ishjamts, an employee at the public transport company Elite Development Co. Ltd., disinfects and wipes a bus in Darkhan-Uul, Mongolia. The company tasked its employees with cleaning its buses at least once every two hours due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Darkhan, Darkhan-Uhl, Mongolia
Altangerel Narandulam paints the Central Hospital children’s ward in Darkhan-Uul, Mongolia, while the space is vacant. The ward was one of the locations used to monitor and isolate travelers who arrived from foreign countries. Mongolia was one of the first countries to take precautions against the spread of the coronavirus.
Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico
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.
Hand-washing stations started popping up in downtown Chihuahua in early March. The stations, distributed by the municipal government of the capital city, come with step-by-step instructions on hand-washing practices to kill germs and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Archer Paulain, right, washes his hands before entering COMPAS supermarket in Pétion-Ville, Haiti. The supermarket provides foam soap and water to encourage customers to wash their hands and prevent, as much as possible, contamination of other customers, employees and products, explains Rolandy Seide, the store manager.
Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi Province, Mongolia
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.
Trishias Manhivi, councilor for Zimbabwe’s Mhototi ward, washes her hands during a meeting of local leaders in rural Zvishavane. They discussed the new coronavirus, planned the way forward for their community – and busted myths: Information spread on WhatsApp had led some to believe their communities were immune from the virus.
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.
Dalanzadgad-Bayandalai, Umnugovi Province, Mongolia
Munkhbaatar Sukhee, a ticket agent at the Dalanzadgad-Bayandalai checkpoint in Mongolia’s Umnugovi province, registers vehicles and gives each driver information on coronavirus prevention.
Violet Muvandiri sprays disinfectant at a Market Square bus terminal in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Harare City Council says the city is disinfecting bus terminals as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus and to raise awareness of the seriousness of the disease and how to prevent it.
Urtnasan Orolzod performs a weekly cleaning of the 34th apartment building in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Mongolian Ministry of Health recommended all families and organizations clean their homes and offices with water and disinfectant to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
Erdenet, Orkhon Province, Mongolia
Erdenechimeg Oldokh, an Erdenet City Landscaping Office employee, washes and disinfects fences in the city center on Trade Union Street in response to the spread of coronavirus.
Erdenet, Orkhon Province, Mongolia
Employees from the National Emergency Management Agency disinfect office buildings and roads in Erdenet, a city in Mongolia’s Orkhon province, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Nakku Zaina, a clinical officer at Wakiso Health Centre IV, gives a polio vaccine to Nalubega Nina, 1, as her mother Nakirinya Roset looks on. The service is part of a nation-wide vaccination program to immunize children against infectious diseases.
New Delhi, India
Dr. Mohammad Saleem treats Jamsheed Rasool at his private clinic in New Delhi, India. Saleem says he tries his best to help people in whichever way possible. Many of his patients, including Rasool, consider him a respected figure in the community and say that he doesn’t overcharge them for services and medicine.
Julie Mombi lies on the exam bed while nurse Jucain Malisawa inserts a birth control implant in her upper arm at Tropical health center located 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Malisawa is part of an international organization called DKT, which provides family planning methods in clinics in several cities in DRC.
Rosalia Phiri holds her nine-month-old baby Joshua as he receives a measles vaccine at a clinic set up at the Shine charity in Lusaka, Zambia. Every six months, government health workers go around communities here, immunizing eligible children and providing other health services.
Patson Sakala, an audiology technician, conducts an ear check-up on an apprehensive child at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The Beit CURE Hospital, where Sakala works, offers free community ear check-ups in different communities around the city every week.
Bardiya District, Nepal
Sunita Chaudhary, 80, is helped onto a bicycle by her husband Prabhu Chaudhary, 82, as they head to a hospital checkup for her in Nepal’s Bardiya District. Since there are no bus lines running from their village to the hospital, biking is the couple’s best option.
Surkhet District, Nepal
Manikala Buda (pink shirt) and her children Shiva Buda, 3, and Pabitra Buda, 6, receive treatment from Kastura Buda, a traditional healer, in Matela, a village development committee in Nepal’s Surkhet District. People often go to faith healers, known as Dhami in Nepali, when they believe they are suffering from negative energy, an ailment which can’t be cured by other forms of medicine.
Joshua Chigwida, also known as Sekuru Nehanda, gives his client, Admire Chimunyu, treatments for a backache at his stall in Harare’s city center in Zimbabwe. Chigwida has provided herbal medicine to his clients in the city center for over five years. His clients are often commuter omnibus drivers and conductors who operate close by.