Xinhua Photos of the Day (March 10)



BEIJING, March 10 -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at a daily briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 9, 2020. The chief of WHO said on Monday that the novel coronavirus has got a foothold in so many countries and the threat of a pandemic has become very real. (Photo by Li Ye/Xinhua)

Gu Hong of China poses for photos after the women's Welter (64-69kg) quarterfinal match against Valentina Khalzova of Kazakhstan at the Asian/Oceanian Boxing Qualification Tournament for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Amman, Jordan, March 8, 2020. (Photo by Mohammad Abu Ghosh/Xinhua)

Traders work at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, the United States, on March 9, 2020. U.S. stocks plunged in early trading on Monday as investors fled the market amid anxieties for a possible all-out oil price war and economic slowdown from the spreading coronavirus. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

A member of Palestinian security forces stands guard outside the Angel Hotel which is under quarantine due to COVID-19 coronavirus in Beit Jala, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem March 9, 2020. In Palestine, three new cases were reported on Saturday, bringing to 19 the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. All the cases are from the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (Photo by Luay Sababa/Xinhua)

Photo taken on March 9, 2020 shows the construction site of the Heyan Road Yangtze River Express in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. Nanjing has stepped up the construction of the Heyan Road Yangtze River Express with measures amid epidemic prevention and control efforts. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

A rescuer carries a child at the accident site of a hotel building collapse in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, March 9, 2020. Fifty-nine people had been pulled out of the debris of Xinjia Hotel in Licheng district in the city of Quanzhou by 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, and among them, 18 had died, said the rescue headquarters.

The rescuers found a mother and her child in the rubble and pulled them out of the debris on Monday night. (Photo by Zeng Demeng/Xinhua)

The Grand Princess cruise ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States, on March 9, 2020. The U.S. cruise ship linked to a cluster of COVID-19 cases on Monday docked at the Port of Oakland in the state of California. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

Medical workers from Baoding of north China's Hebei Province dance for patients to celebrate the International Women's Day at a makeshift hospital in Wuchang District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)

Three staff members in charge of toilet cleaning work of the temporary hospital of Jianghan pose for a photo in front of the temporary hospital, in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, March 9, 2020. The temporary hospital of Jianghan, which was converted from Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, closed on Monday afternoon. With a total of 1,564 beds, it received its first patient at 9 p.m. on Feb. 5. Over the past 34 days, the temporary hospital of Jianghan received a total of 1,848 patients, saw 521 patients being transferred to other hospitals and 1,327 patients discharged. It had the most available beds, admitted the most patients and saw the most discharged patients among all the temporary hospitals in Wuhan. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

Students study at Haidong No. 2 High School in Haidong City, northwest China's Qinghai Province, March 9, 2020. High schools and vocational schools in Qinghai Province resumed their work on Monday, as the new school semester has been postponed for weeks due to a nationwide epidemic control mechanism. (Xinhua/Zhang Long)

Prisoners protest on the roof of Saint Vittore prison in Milan, Italy, on March 9, 2020. Violence erupted in more than 25 detention facilities across Italy Sunday and Monday, after authorities curtailed prisoner rights as part of a strategy to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Daniele Mascolo/Xinhua)

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani gestures during his swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 9, 2020. Incumbent Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second five-year term on Monday, while his main election rival and government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah also held a parallel presidential swearing-in ceremony. (Xinhua/Rahmatullah Alizadah)

An Iranian disinfects "Tabiat Bridge" in Tehran, Iran, on March 9, 2020. Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education on Monday announced that the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Iran has affected 7,161 people, out of whom 237 have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

A soldier disinfects an apartment building where mass coronavirus infections occurred in Daegu, South Korea, March 9, 2020. South Korea confirmed 96 more cases of the COVID-19 on Monday, raising the total number of infections to 7,478. (NEWSIS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on March 9, 2020 shows the site of a blast in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has survived an assassination following a blast in capital Khartoum, state media reported on Monday. (Xinhua)

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attends a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, March 9, 2020. Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin unveiled his cabinet lineup on Monday, one week after assuming the office. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)