Coronavirus Tales: Restaurants across the globe give a glimpse of post lockdown world

Updated: 07 June, 2020 11:35 IST | Sunny Rodricks
  • People eat at a street restaurant implementing social distancing with plastic dividers after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in Bangkok's Chinatown.

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  • Restaurant guests try out social distancing devices made of rubber tubing as Fish Tails bar and grill opens for in person dining, amid the coronavirus pandemic in Ocean City, Maryland. Restaurants and bars in the state of Maryland were allowed to open for outdoor and open air dining.

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  • A staff member of a restaurant walks past mannequins wearing face masks and face shields displayed inside a restaurant, to simulate seating arrangements when restaurants will once again be allowed to cater to dine-in customers, in a mall in Manila, a day after the government eased up quarantine measures aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the country's capital.

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  • Guests adjusting their masks as they stand next to mannequins populating the dining room of The Inn at Little Washington, one of the country's most renowned restaurants, on the first day of Virginia's phase one reopening in Washington, Virginia.

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  • Mannequins are placed on some tables by the cafe owner to keep social distancing rules with customers, during the reopening of restaurants and cafes in Istanbul. Turkey reopened restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand Bazaar market as the government further eased coronavirus restrictions.

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  • A couple has a lunch under plexiglass protection designed by Christophe Gernigon at the H.A.N.D restaurant in Paris as France eases lockdown measures that were taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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  • A waiter wearing a protective face shield takes an order at a restaurant in Skopje. Bars and restaurants opened their doors on May 28, 2020, conditioned by strict protocols as maximum four people on a table, distance between tables and only those that have outside premises.

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  • People have lunch at a table partitioned with plexiglas at the Goga Cafe in central Milan during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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  • A waiter wears a face shield as he serves customers at the Cafe Prueckel in Vienna, Austria as Austria reopened all cafes and restaurants taking a further step towards ending lockdown measures brought in to tackle the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A waiter wearing a face shield prepares some beers to be served at the bar's terrace in La Malvarrosa beach in Valencia as some Spanish provinces are allowed to ease lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • A table with social distancing marking is seen in a restaurant during the re-opening of Chatuchak Weekend Market, as the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Bangkok. Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the main tourist attractions of the Thai capital.

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  • Food delivery riders observe social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus while waiting to pick up orders at a restaurant in Bangkok.

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  • French chef, Michelin's three stars awarded, Christopher Coutanceau prepares dishes to be delivered in a box made of bamboo in his "Christopher Coutanceau restaurant" in La Rochelle, western France on the 52nd day of the lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • A waiter wearing a face masks looks on as people eat in between plastic partitions, set up in an effort to contain any spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok.

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  • A restaurant employee proposing food and drink deliveries poses in central Rome, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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  • A worker, clad in mask and latex gloves for safety during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, prepares to wrap a prepared iftar (fast-breaking) meal at a fast-food restaurant in Iraq's capital Baghdad before curfew time during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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  • A bartender fist bumps a customer through a plastic barrier at Arnaldo Richards' Picos amid the coronavirus pandemic in Houston, Texas. On May 1, 2020, Texas became the largest US state to begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures despite reporting a single-day high in deaths.

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  • A member of staff of "Baieta", the restaurant of France's youngest Michelin-starred chef, Julia Sedefdjian, prepares an order for take-away in Paris, on the 45th day of a lock-out in France aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Manuel Gil (L), owner of the LLenatubar company, makes a mock toast at a table with methacrylate partition walls built and installed by his company in a small restaurant in Leganes near Madrid.

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  • An employee sprays disinfectant outside a restaurant open for takeaway and delivery services during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic in Karachi, Pakistan.

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  • Restaurant owner Diana Brigitt, her staff and volunteers prepare some 400 meals at the Carvery Kitchen in Santa Monica, California to be donated to medical workers from a nearby hospital amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, as concerns over a food crisis loom and global food prices come under pressure.

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  • A diner eats next to a seat with a notice for customers to keep their distance from each other in a fast food restaurant in Tokyo.

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  • French 3 stars Chef Christian Le Squer (R) and one star chef Alan Taudon (L) cook for employees of a Parisian hospital in the kitchen of "Le Cinq" restaurant at the Four Season George V palace hotel in Paris to mark Easter as a tribute to healthcare workers amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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  • A waiter (right) sprays hand sanitiser on customers' hands at the entrance of a restaurant during lunchtime in Yokohama, Japan.

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  • A worker of a delivery restaurant prepares a pizza to be delivered by Delivery4Heroes to the healthcare personnel dealing with the novel coronavirus in Barcelona, Spain.

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About The Gallery

With lockdown rules being eased and restrictions lifted, eateries are gearing to open up for patrons. From tables partitioned and chefs wearing face shield to waiters spraying hand sanitiser on customers' hands, here's how restaurants are coping in the COVID-19 world.

(All photos/AFP)

First Published: 07 June, 2020 11:00 IST