Stunning pictures show a year in lockdown
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Lockdown, claps for carers, home-schooling, toilet roll shortages, and abandoned cities – these are just some of the remarkable scenes from the past 12 months.
What began as an unknown virus across the other side of the globe, quickly became a pandemic, affecting each and every one of us in unprecedented ways.
On March 23, 2020, prime minister Boris Johnson held a press conference to announce plans for a new national lockdown. At the time, no one could have predicted just how long coronavirus would be with us, or how much our lives would change.
As well as empty towns and cities, we have seen schools shut their doors for the first time since the Second World War, enforced social distancing and mask-wearing, the heartache of missing loved ones, and having to embrace “the new normal”.
Here are just a handful of scenes a year in lockdown has brought us.