A group of volunteers sprayed vehicles to disinfect them against the coronavirus in the Afghan capital of Kabul, Wednesday, March 18.
READ MORE: Wednesday brought new restrictions on movement in Malaysia, as well as the start of a European Union ban on entry to foreigners as governments seek to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Malaysia has more than 500 confirmed cases and will be under a partial lockdown for two weeks.
In Saudi Arabia, officials on Wednesday told private sector businesses to have all their employees telework if possible, and for those who have to physically be present to take steps to keep their distance from each other.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared a “human biosecurity emergency” Wednesday, clearing the way for the government to impose curfews and quarantines.