KABUL , May 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani (R) and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah sign an agreement at Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 17, 2020. Afghanistans President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah, who also claimed victory in the presidential election, inked an agreement on Sunday to end the political deadlock following last years presidential election, presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Twitter.
LONDON, May 18 (Xinhua) -- A clerk works in a coffee shop in London, Britain, May 17, 2020. Some restaurants, cafes and other catering shops in Britain have gradually resumed business with preventive measures like keeping social distancing after the British Government released a phased easing strategy from the novel coronavirus lockdown.
PARIS, May 18 (Xinhua) -- People enjoy leisure on the banks of the Seine in Paris, France, on May 17, 2020. With 483 additional coronavirus-related deaths registered on Sunday, France saw its overall toll of the epidemic rise to 28,108, the Health Ministry said. France cautiously eased the two-month lockdown on Monday to relaunch its battered economy.
ALBANY (U.S.), May 18 (Xinhua) -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (L) demonstrates how to get a COVID-19 test during a daily COVID-19 press briefing in Albany of New York State, the United States, on May 17, 2020. Cuomo announced on Sunday that New York State has doubled testing capacity to reach 40,000 tests per day, encouraging eligible New Yorkers to get tested for COVID-19.
CAIRO, May 18 (Xinhua) -- A barber wearing a face mask shaves a mans beard at a barbershop in the Zabbaleen district, Cairo, Egypt, on May 17, 2020. Egypt witnessed on Sunday a daily record of 510 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases registered in the country to 12,229.
MANILA, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Artists paint a mural of Darna, a Filipino fictional superhero, dressed as a doctor on a building to express their gratitude to all COVID-19 frontliners in Manila, the Philippines on May 17, 2020.
FARWANIYA GOVERNORATE, May 18 (Xinhua) -- A medical worker carries a sample taken from a driver at the drive-through coronavirus testing center in Farwaniya Governorate, Kuwait, May 16, 2020. Kuwait has launched its first drive-through coronavirus testing center at the Kuwait International Airport to beef up the countrys COVID-19 testing capability.
SYDNEY, May 18 (Xinhua) -- People dance at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia, on May 17, 2020. Sydney began to ease some COVID-19 restrictions from May 15, allowing people to go to some beaches, pubs and eateries for recreational activities.
JAKARTA, May 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A Sumatran tiger tries to reach a piece of meat during an Instagram Live program in Ragunan Zoo amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 18, 2020. Ragunan Zoo management has prepared the Instagram Live program since the zoo is closed to the public amid the COVID-19 outbreak.