Millions of people worldwide are having to embrace life under lockdown - confined to their own four walls or neighbourhoods for weeks on end as countries battle to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
This new way of living poses huge challenges. Teaching, working and socialising have moved online as never before. The lockdown has also prompted some people to reassess their lives and what is most important to them, bringing unexpected realisations and touching moments with their families.
Sha Jie, a 10-year-old primary school student, is continuing his schooling online. He sits at the kitchen table of the 70 square metre flat he shares with his parents and grandmother in Shanghai to follow a Chinese lesson on the television screen.
"I go out once a day at most, just hanging around our neighbourhood. My parents told me to wear masks if going outside and to wash hands carefully after coming back home.
"I study, draw, watch movies at home ... And I build models. I even made a programmable LEGO model car," he said.
Asked what he would like to do most when life gets back to normal, he said: "hang out with my friends and play games at Toys 'R' Us."
Musicians from the Beijing-based Chinese group 'The 2econd' could not meet for weeks, but have now been able to come together and livestream a performance for their fans.
In the Venezuelan capital Caracas, 51-year-old Ana Pereira lives alone with her dog and cat. She is sitting down in front of her computer to a virtual picnic with friends, as they can't actually meet as they have done weekly since 2011.
It is a poor replacement.
"I need physical contact and I'm missing it a lot," she said. Asked what is the first thing she wants when life get back to normal, she said, "a hug."
PHOTO EDITING GABRIELLE FONSECA; Video editing Marika Kochiashvili; WRITING Alexandra Hudson; Layout Julia Dalrymple