New normal: What reopening looks like around the world
COVID-19 lockdowns are lifting, and the world we are emerging into looks different. Normal life as we knew it before the pandemic must adjust to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks. That means a world that looks and feels maybe a little less human.
The way we dine out, shop, learn, and worship are all being adapted to a new normal, a new way of existing in a socially distant world—if only temporarily.
For now, clouds of disinfectant, hazmat suits over professional suits, and temperature scans are among the new everyday protocols in place to help us along the way in redefining normal life.
Click through to see images from around the world curated by Stacker, depicting how life is changing in the wake of COVID-19.
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Theme park temperature checks in Orlando
Pictured: A security guard checks the temperature of a guest before allowing her to enter at Universal Orlando's CityWalk, in Orlando, Florida.
Walk this way in Washington DC
Pictured: Shoppers wearing masks in the Eastern Market in Washington D.C. abide by new grocery store protocol.
Expanded sidewalks in Argentina
Pictured: A sign marks a new pedestrian lane to widen the sidewalk for ample social distance on Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Face shields for schoolchildren in France
Pictured: Schoolchildren wearing protective face shields and masks attend class at Collège Claude Debussy in Angers, France.
'Fussball' without fans in Germany
Pictured: FC Schalke 04 substitute players sit on the bench in an empty stadium during the German Bundesliga match at Borussia Dortmund.
Cardboard crowds as German soccer supporters
Pictured: In the absence of real-life fans, cardboard cutouts of Borussia Monchengladbach supporters are placed throughout Borussia-Park.
Iso-lunch in South Korea
Pictured: Employees eat lunch behind protective screens at the Hyundai Card credit card company in Seoul, South Korea.
Measuring temperatures at a mosque in Syria
Pictured: A medic checks the temperature of a worshipper before entering the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, for Friday prayer.
Social distancing at Sunday services in Berlin
Pictured: Members of the congregation observe social distancing at a Sunday service at the Berliner Dom cathedral in Berlin, Germany. The German capital's Protestant cathedral reopened for worshippers on May 17 after going online for two months.
Spreading out on the beaches in Tel Aviv
Pictured: Lounge chairs laid out on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, according to social distancing guidelines. Beaches are now open for the first time after two months of confinement due to COVID-19.2018 All rights reserved.