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Coronavirus inspires world graffiti

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April 07, 2020 08:28 IST
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As countries around the world are in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, street artists everywhere are responding, bringing a dose of colour —- and urgent messaging -- to a weary public.

A woman covering her face walks past a Buddha mural as a precuationary measure against coronavirus, in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo
 

A coronavirus graffiti drawn at a junction to create awareness during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of COVID 19 outbreak, in Bengaluru. Photograph: PTI Photo

Two people walk past street art that says "stay positive" in the Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn in New York City. New York City is in its second week of lock down due to the coronavirus. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Art is seen in Wimbledon High-Street in London, England. The Coronavirus pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 60,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

A street art painting of a figure wearing a protective face mask is seen on a wall in London, United Kingdom. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A member of the public walks past a coronavirus mural on a building in Bath Street in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Members of the public walk past a new mural of a mask wearing couple kissing in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Coronavirus art seen on a street during the 21-day lockdown in Nadia district of West Bengal. Photograph: PTI Photo

A coronavirus themed painting on Cuddalore Road in Puducherry. Vehicles passing through the road halted for a second to read out the message "Stay At Home, If Not I Will Be At Your Home." Photograph: ANI Photo

A graffiti of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wearing a face mask is seen on a wall at Estacio neighbourhood during the coronavirus pandemic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil has over 4,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Palm trees stand behind a street art piece by artist Pony Wave depicting two people kissing while wearing face masks on Venice Beach in Venice, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued has a ‘stay at home’ order for California’s 40 million residents in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Artist David "S.I.D." Perez takes a picture of his graffiti of a cashier to pay tribute to essential workers during the coronavirus disease outbreak in Gland, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Art is seen on a wall in Hilly Fields park in support of the National Health Service as the spread of the COVID-19 continues in London, Britain. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

A mural during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Los Angeles, California, US. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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