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Government health workers take the temperature of a patient as they visit riverside communities of the municipality of Melgaco to test them for COVID-19 coronavirus infections in the Marajoara region, located in the southwest of the island of Marajo, at the mouth of the Amazon River in the state of Para, Brazil, on May 23, 2020. By Tarso Sarraf / AFP.
Nurses assigned to the Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU) at the Kenyatta University Hospital attend a Zumba class held at the hospital compound in Nairobi, on 17 May 2020. Coinciding with the morning shift rotation, it aimed to offer some respite to nurses charged with the management of patients infected with COVID-19 Coronavirus. By Tony Karumba / AFP.
A Bali police officer wears a scary mask called "Leak" while trying to educate people on COVID-19 coronavirus matter at a traditional market in Kerobokan, near Denpasar on May 14, 2020. Photograph taken by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP.
A patient affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus speaks with a family member by a video call at a field hospital set up at a sports gym, in Santo Andre, São Paulo state, Brazil, on May 11, 2020. By Miguel Schincariol / AFP.
General view of a ward, on 9 May 2020, where COVID-19 patients breathe with the assistance of oxygen masks, at the regional hospital in Iquitos, the largest city of the Peruvian Amazon. By Ginebra PENA / AFP.
A kid waits for his samples to be collected by a health worker during the Coronavirus COVID-19 mass testing exercise inducted by Kenya’s Ministry of Health in the Kawangware slums of Nairobi on 1 May 2020. By Luis Tato / AFP.
24 April marks the International Day of Multilateralism. On this occasion and as part of the global initiative #UN75, the United Nations Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Graduate Institute, the University of Geneva, and Foraus, are organizing the virtual event "Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19".
A consultation at the Lyttelton Sports Centre in Pretoria on 16 April 2020 where temporary shelter is being provided for homeless people amid the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in South Africa. By photographer Phill Magakoe / AFP.
A patient in consultation with healthcare workers before being tested for Coronavirus COVID-19 at the Schotsche Kloof Civic Centre in the historical Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town, South Africa, on 7 April. By photographer Barry Christianson / AFP
From 3 to 5 April, the virtual hackathon #VersusVirus, under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, will bring together researchers, experts technology specialists, and co-citizens from all over Switzerland to develop innovative solutions in dealing with and against the coronavirus COVID-19 and its consequences on our society.