A year ago today, in pictures: Coronavirus outbreak and more moments you may remember

Also on this day in 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. See more top news photos as selected by…

A year ago today, in pictures: Coronavirus outbreak and more moments you may remember Photo

A Nepalese man flying kite standing on the roof top of his house is silhouetted against the setting sun during lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

A boy looks out from the window of his house of a residential building which is covered with a green cloth for outside repairing during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefs the media at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, April 6, 2020 about measures of the German government to avoid further spread of the coronavirus. In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the German government has considerably restricted public life and asked the citizens to stay at home. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,Pool)

Phoeswa, a South African traditional medicine pharmacist, waits for customers in the densely populated Alexandra township of Johannesburg, Monday April 6, 2020. More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. he new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Medical staffer Wassim Kamari, who has symptoms of coronavirus, receives an x-ray of his lungs at the polyclinic Klinicare during a partial lockdown against the spread of Covid-19 in Brussels, Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

A woman is reflected on a bus station as she wears a protective face mask amid concerns over the countrys coronavirus outbreak, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

An aerial view of the slum "Paraisopolis," a name that combines the words "Paradise" and "Metropolis," next to the upper class Morumbi neighborhood where high rise balconies feature swimming pools in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, April 6, 2020. With most families living in small homes and poor sanitary conditions, the Paraisopolis community brings concerns to authorities over the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Birds reappear in the bay amid the lack of cars along the coastal highway due to a quarantine imposed by the government to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Asuncion, Paraguay, Monday, April 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Health personnel wearing protection gear to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus prepare to attend to a patient during the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, April 6, 2020. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Sánchez announced that he would ask the Parliament to extend the state of emergency by two more weeks, taking the lockdown on mobility until April 26. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Venezuelan migrants leave on foot toward the Venezuelan border, with the aim of leaving Colombia after a lockdown ordered by the government in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, April 6, 2020. Many Venezuelans in Colombia say they have not been able to find work in a country where businesses remain shuttered and people have been ordered to stay inside because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

This photo shows a hospital bed in one of the temporary rooms at the TCF Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Detroit. The citys convention center was converted to accommodate an overflow of patients with the coronavirus. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction at the TCF Center to create a quarantined hospital setting with 1,000 beds as the pandemic spreads rapidly in the city. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Basketball hoops and backboards, removed from city parks, sit in a row outside a storage facility as a statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Cemetery workers carry the remains of a person in a cardboard coffin for burial at the General Cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, April 6, 2020. Guayaquil, a normally bustling city that has become a hot spot in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, has untold numbers dying of unrelated diseases that can’t be treated because hospitals are overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Luis Perez)

A city worker sprays disinfectant as a man sleeps on the street, in central Mexico City, Monday, April 6, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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