Coronavirus in images. Middle East

Article author: Middle East Eye

Date of publication of the article: 03/04/2020

A municipality worker cleans lamp posts amid a sandstorm and coronavirus fears outside the Luxor Temple in Egypt’s southern city of Luxor on March 12, 2020. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

From our ethnocentric Western perspective, we usually think that problems are only dramatic when they affect us. We rarely think of the things happening far from us, and we frequently create an emotional and information barrier with foreign issues. But this dire pandemic is affecting us all, without distinction of race, social class, latitude or distance. The only difference are the transmission cycles.

The following photographs portray the situation of the Middle East at the beginning of March. All pictures have been taken by local photographers.
Source: middleeast.eye

Istambul, 11 March. Yasin AKGUL / AFP
Syria, 10 March. Ozan KOSE / AFP
Saudi Arabia. 6 March (Photo by Bandar ALDANDANI / AFP)
Kuwait, 16 March. YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP
Lebanon, 17 March
Bahrein, 13 de marzo. Mazen Mahdi / AFP.
Jordan, 11 March. Muhammad Hamed/REUTERS
Algiers, 13 March. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina
Tehran, 13 March. AFP
Gaza, 15 de marzo. Mohammed Abed / AFP