Coronavirus: Creative solutions to social distancing

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With lockdown restriction easing in some countries like Spain and Italy, restaurants, parks and churches are putting in place creative solutions to ensure social distancing continues.

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image captionPeople sit in circles designed to encourage social distancing as they relax in Domino Park along the East River in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
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image captionPeople practise social distancing in a lift at World Trade Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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image captionCardboard cut-outs of customers are placed at dining tables in Five Dock Dining restaurant in Sydney, Australia. The restaurant is also playing taped background "chatter" to create ambience.
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image captionPeople have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. The plastic barriers ensure social distancing between diners.
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image captionSecondary school students in Albania follow the directions on the ground to enter their building while maintaining social distancing.
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image captionWomen are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed in Bella Rinova hair salon in Houston, Texas, US.
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image captionStudents practise social distancing in the courtyard of a secondary school as it reopens in Brussels, Belgium.
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image captionPeople stand on designated markers on a tramway platform in Nice in France.
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image captionAn aerial view of San Francisco's first temporary tent encampment for homeless people. Following public pressure, the city created a socially-distanced sleeping area in a fenced-off space with toilets, hand-washing stations and security.
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image captionA stuffed panda is placed on a chair as a means to enforce social distancing at a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.
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image captionWorshippers attend a mass at Santa Barbara Church in Madrid, Spain. Churches can hold mass in Madrid, provided there are limited numbers, face masks are worn and social distance is maintained.
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image captionA waiter checks a customer's temperature in a restaurant in Milan, Italy.
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image captionWorshippers take part in Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, while keeping a safe distance from each other, at the Mohammed Al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Lebanon.

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