Coronavirus Tales: Social distancing is the new normal across the globe

Updated: Jun 01, 2020, 14:29 | Sherlin Rajan
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    Passengers maintain social distancing while waiting to board their flights at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) after domestic flights resumed, in Mumbai.

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    An aerial view shows people gathered inside painted circles on the grass encouraging social distancing at Dolores Park in San Francisco, California.

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    A lawyer wearing a protective face mask looks at her phone as she waits at the Saint-Nazaire courthouse, where signs on the floor indicate the social distancing rules, as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Parishioners wearing protective face masks and following social distancing regulations, pray during the first mass since the beginning of the lockdown across France due to the coronavirus pandemic, at the Saint-Jean cathedral.

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    A sticker reading in French "safety distance - do not sit in this place" is pictured on a bench in Saint-Malo on during the first day of the lift of lockdown measures in France to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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    Passengers wearing facemasks ride the city commuter train as they sit on seats marked for social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Bangkok.

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    High school students wear face masks as they wait outside the entrance of Lycée classic d'Abidjan in Ivory Coast on the first day after the resumption of classes after the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown.

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    People observe the social distancing rules as they visit the Copenhagen Zoo which partially reopened following its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Artists perform on stage as they maintain social distancing rules, at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, after a two-month closure aimed at stemming the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Joggers and walkers practice social distancing on Capital Crescent trail which connects Bethesda, Maryland to Washington DC.

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    Passengers wearing face masks wait at Tianhe airport in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province.

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    Security personnel stand guard outside shops closed by police personnel because customers were not maintaining social distancing after the government eased a lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Ahmedabad.

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    Republican members of the House stand near social distancing boxes taped to the ground to maintain separation prior to a press conference about Republican efforts against House Democrats plans for proxy voting, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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    People wait in line to have their body temperature checked before entering a shopping mall in Brasilia on the first day of business reopening in the city amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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    Commuters wear protective masks and following social distancing during their trip in a metro in Istanbul.

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    People respect social distancing as the enjoy a foggy day at Long Beach on Long Island, New York.

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    People ride escalators marked for social distancing in a shopping mall in Bangkok.

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    People observing social distancing as they wait to the tested at a site for mass testing for the COVID-19 in Ruaraka, a densely populated suburb in Nairobi.

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    Social distancing advice is seen inside Westminster underground station in London during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    People are reflected in a sign, advising the public to adhere to social distancing measures due to COVID-19, in Durham, north east England.

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About The Gallery

The ongoing Coronavirus outbreak that has infected and killed more than a million people across the globe has prompted people to follow social distancing. Amid lockdown imposed in many countries and people following basic precautions to contain the spread of the pandemic, here's how social distancing has been adopted on a local level. (Pictures/AFP)