Bronze 2020 / Editorial / General News

Love In The Time of Covid-19

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/General News
  • Company
    Agence France-Presse (Afp)
  • Photographer
    Vivek Prakash

A couple wear face masks during the usually busy evening rush hour amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Hong Kong on March 4, 2020. The World Health Organization warned that the window to stem the deadly coronavirus outbreak was shrinking, amid concern over a surge in cases with no clear link to China. By April, the virus had caused a large-scale shutdown of travel, business and daily life across vast swathes of the world.

Vivek Prakash is a photographer based in Hong Kong. He has worked as a wire photographer for over 15 years, first as staff photographer for Reuters based in Singapore and India, and then as a freelancer for Agence Fence-Press (AFP) and European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in Hong Kong. He has wide experience in shooting news, sports and features across Asia, and his photos have been featured on many top news websites, newspapers and magazines since 2005 onwards.