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How COVID is changing the way we work

A woman works at home with a cat in Sassenheim, Netherlands October 2, 2020. As millions dig in for the long haul of working from home, the Dutch government has determined that workers should be compensated for expenses by their bosses - about two euros ($2.40) per working day, on average. That's meant to cover not only coffee, tea and toilet paper used in work hours, but also the extra gas, electricity and water, plus the depreciation costs of a desk and a chair - all essentials that workers would never pay for in the office. "We have literally calculated down to how many teaspoons there are in an average household, so from there it's not that difficult to establish the costs," said Gabrielle Bettonville of family finances institution NIBUD, which is mainly funded by the government and researched the extra costs of remote working.

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A woman works at home with a cat in Sassenheim, Netherlands October 2, 2020. As millions dig in for the long haul of working from home, the Dutch government has determined that workers should be compensated for expenses by their bosses - about two...more

A woman works at home with a cat in Sassenheim, Netherlands October 2, 2020. As millions dig in for the long haul of working from home, the Dutch government has determined that workers should be compensated for expenses by their bosses - about two euros ($2.40) per working day, on average. That's meant to cover not only coffee, tea and toilet paper used in work hours, but also the extra gas, electricity and water, plus the depreciation costs of a desk and a chair - all essentials that workers would never pay for in the office. "We have literally calculated down to how many teaspoons there are in an average household, so from there it's not that difficult to establish the costs," said Gabrielle Bettonville of family finances institution NIBUD, which is mainly funded by the government and researched the extra costs of remote working. REUTERS/Eva Plevier
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A JC Penney department store seen above empty parking lots at Woodbridge Center Mall that remains closed due to outbreak in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A JC Penney department store seen above empty parking lots at Woodbridge Center Mall that remains closed due to outbreak in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A JC Penney department store seen above empty parking lots at Woodbridge Center Mall that remains closed due to outbreak in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Jessy works on a client's manicure at Luxe Beauty nail salon, in Winnington, Britain July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Jessy works on a client's manicure at Luxe Beauty nail salon, in Winnington, Britain July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Jessy works on a client's manicure at Luxe Beauty nail salon, in Winnington, Britain July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Employees observe social distancing during their lunch break at a factory of Renesas Semiconductor Co. during a government-organized tour of the facility in Beijing, China May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Employees observe social distancing during their lunch break at a factory of Renesas Semiconductor Co. during a government-organized tour of the facility in Beijing, China May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Employees observe social distancing during their lunch break at a factory of Renesas Semiconductor Co. during a government-organized tour of the facility in Beijing, China May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A staff member, wearing a face mask, looks at a robot at the venue for the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A staff member, wearing a face mask, looks at a robot at the venue for the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A staff member, wearing a face mask, looks at a robot at the venue for the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Alexa Callander virtually teaches a second grade class for students who are either at home or in a separate classroom as in-person learning resumes with restrictions in place at Rover Elementary School in Tempe, Arizona, August 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Cheney Orr

Alexa Callander virtually teaches a second grade class for students who are either at home or in a separate classroom as in-person learning resumes with restrictions in place at Rover Elementary School in Tempe, Arizona, August 17, 2020....more

Alexa Callander virtually teaches a second grade class for students who are either at home or in a separate classroom as in-person learning resumes with restrictions in place at Rover Elementary School in Tempe, Arizona, August 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Cheney Orr
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A cashier serves customer behind a makeshift plastic barrier at Garis supermarket in Toluca, Mexico March 28, 2020. REUTERS/ Henry Romero

A cashier serves customer behind a makeshift plastic barrier at Garis supermarket in Toluca, Mexico March 28, 2020. REUTERS/ Henry Romero

A cashier serves customer behind a makeshift plastic barrier at Garis supermarket in Toluca, Mexico March 28, 2020. REUTERS/ Henry Romero
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People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving to their workplaces at World Trade Center, after the government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown in Colombo, Sri Lanka May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving to their workplaces at World Trade Center, after the government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown in...more

People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving to their workplaces at World Trade Center, after the government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown in Colombo, Sri Lanka May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Participants take part in a skill test for live-streaming sale during a training session at a clothing market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China May 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Participants take part in a skill test for live-streaming sale during a training session at a clothing market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China May 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Participants take part in a skill test for live-streaming sale during a training session at a clothing market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China May 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A woman stands under a cinema sign reading "Intermission" in Los Angeles, California, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A woman stands under a cinema sign reading "Intermission" in Los Angeles, California, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A woman stands under a cinema sign reading "Intermission" in Los Angeles, California, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Office lights are illuminated in a high rise building at dusk, as Governor Ralph Northam's stay-at-home order continues in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Office lights are illuminated in a high rise building at dusk, as Governor Ralph Northam's stay-at-home order continues in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Office lights are illuminated in a high rise building at dusk, as Governor Ralph Northam's stay-at-home order continues in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE) inside the stadium before the Brasileiro Championship match between Gremio and Fortaleza in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE) inside the stadium before the Brasileiro Championship match between Gremio and Fortaleza in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE) inside the stadium before the Brasileiro Championship match between Gremio and Fortaleza in Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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French health workers attend a protest as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in Nice, France, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

French health workers attend a protest as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in Nice, France, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

French health workers attend a protest as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in Nice, France, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer, as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions allowing some businesses to reopen in Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer, as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions allowing some businesses to reopen in Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer, as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions allowing some businesses to reopen in Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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People wearing protective face masks walk past a cross road at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon    

People wearing protective face masks walk past a cross road at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon    

People wearing protective face masks walk past a cross road at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon    
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A wine industry worker wearing a face mask collects grapes in Samaniego, Rioja Alavesa, Spain, September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent West

A wine industry worker wearing a face mask collects grapes in Samaniego, Rioja Alavesa, Spain, September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent West

A wine industry worker wearing a face mask collects grapes in Samaniego, Rioja Alavesa, Spain, September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Employees of Wingo Airlines wearing face shields and protective masks are seen inside an airplane at the El Dorado International Airport, in Bogota, Colombia August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Employees of Wingo Airlines wearing face shields and protective masks are seen inside an airplane at the El Dorado International Airport, in Bogota, Colombia August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Employees of Wingo Airlines wearing face shields and protective masks are seen inside an airplane at the El Dorado International Airport, in Bogota, Colombia August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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A server carries mugs during a barrel tapping at a beer garden near Theresienwiese on the day Oktoberfest would have begun, in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert  

A server carries mugs during a barrel tapping at a beer garden near Theresienwiese on the day Oktoberfest would have begun, in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert  

A server carries mugs during a barrel tapping at a beer garden near Theresienwiese on the day Oktoberfest would have begun, in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert  
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Migrant workers from Mexico wear masks and practice social distancing during a mandatory 14-day quarantine after arriving at Mayfair Farms in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Migrant workers from Mexico wear masks and practice social distancing during a mandatory 14-day quarantine after arriving at Mayfair Farms in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes

Migrant workers from Mexico wear masks and practice social distancing during a mandatory 14-day quarantine after arriving at Mayfair Farms in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
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A chambermaid sprays disinfectant to sanitize a room as she waits for the Barcelo hotel to reopen, during the start of gradual reopening of commercial activities in the city, in Mexico City, Mexico June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A chambermaid sprays disinfectant to sanitize a room as she waits for the Barcelo hotel to reopen, during the start of gradual reopening of commercial activities in the city, in Mexico City, Mexico June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A chambermaid sprays disinfectant to sanitize a room as she waits for the Barcelo hotel to reopen, during the start of gradual reopening of commercial activities in the city, in Mexico City, Mexico June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Striking funeral workers carry a coffin during a protest over changes to a host of procedures and regulations in Cape Town, South Africa, September 16, 2020.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Striking funeral workers carry a coffin during a protest over changes to a host of procedures and regulations in Cape Town, South Africa, September 16, 2020.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Striking funeral workers carry a coffin during a protest over changes to a host of procedures and regulations in Cape Town, South Africa, September 16, 2020.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A brothel worker enters a camper as she protests against the lockdown of their business due to the coronavirus in front of the federal state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia in Dusseldorf, Germany, August 27, 2020. The placard reads: "Open up the brothels now". REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A brothel worker enters a camper as she protests against the lockdown of their business due to the coronavirus in front of the federal state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia in Dusseldorf, Germany, August 27, 2020. The placard reads: "Open up the...more

A brothel worker enters a camper as she protests against the lockdown of their business due to the coronavirus in front of the federal state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia in Dusseldorf, Germany, August 27, 2020. The placard reads: "Open up the brothels now". REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A girl sits on a piece of fabric as she plays on a mobile phone at a small wedding dress factory, in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, July 23, 2020. Suzhou, one of the world's largest bridal goods exporters, is feeling the chill as couples all over the world delayed, downsized or cancelled their nuptials because of the coronavirus pandemic. REUTERS/Aly Song

A girl sits on a piece of fabric as she plays on a mobile phone at a small wedding dress factory, in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, July 23, 2020. Suzhou, one of the world's largest bridal goods exporters, is feeling the chill as couples all over...more

A girl sits on a piece of fabric as she plays on a mobile phone at a small wedding dress factory, in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, July 23, 2020. Suzhou, one of the world's largest bridal goods exporters, is feeling the chill as couples all over the world delayed, downsized or cancelled their nuptials because of the coronavirus pandemic. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Filipino nurse April Glory hugs her son before leaving for the UK, outside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 20, 2020 after the government partially eased restrictions on health workers' movements. Glory first left the Philippines when her son was a year and a half old. "My mother told me: Better to leave now because my child will not really remember,” she said. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Filipino nurse April Glory hugs her son before leaving for the UK, outside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 20, 2020 after the government partially eased restrictions on health workers'...more

Filipino nurse April Glory hugs her son before leaving for the UK, outside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 20, 2020 after the government partially eased restrictions on health workers' movements. Glory first left the Philippines when her son was a year and a half old. "My mother told me: Better to leave now because my child will not really remember,” she said. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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The Empire State Building is seen out the windows from the 54th floor of the 77-story One Vanderbilt office tower, the latest super-tall skyscraper to grace New York's iconic skyline, which is set to open while the coronavirus keeps the largest and richest U.S. office market almost empty, in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Empire State Building is seen out the windows from the 54th floor of the 77-story One Vanderbilt office tower, the latest super-tall skyscraper to grace New York's iconic skyline, which is set to open while the coronavirus keeps the largest and...more

The Empire State Building is seen out the windows from the 54th floor of the 77-story One Vanderbilt office tower, the latest super-tall skyscraper to grace New York's iconic skyline, which is set to open while the coronavirus keeps the largest and richest U.S. office market almost empty, in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A man wearing a face mask travels inside a Delhi metro train, on the first day of the restart of their operations, in New Delhi, India, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man wearing a face mask travels inside a Delhi metro train, on the first day of the restart of their operations, in New Delhi, India, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man wearing a face mask travels inside a Delhi metro train, on the first day of the restart of their operations, in New Delhi, India, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Staff members applaud as people visit Huawei's new flagship store, as it officially opens in Shanghai, China, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Staff members applaud as people visit Huawei's new flagship store, as it officially opens in Shanghai, China, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Staff members applaud as people visit Huawei's new flagship store, as it officially opens in Shanghai, China, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Salon owner Marta Zaczkowska works at the "Waxing Specialist" beauty salon, as restrictions are eased in Battersea district, in London, Britain July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Salon owner Marta Zaczkowska works at the "Waxing Specialist" beauty salon, as restrictions are eased in Battersea district, in London, Britain July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Salon owner Marta Zaczkowska works at the "Waxing Specialist" beauty salon, as restrictions are eased in Battersea district, in London, Britain July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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A woman sits outside Cafe Du Soleil under bubble tents in Manhattan, New York, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A woman sits outside Cafe Du Soleil under bubble tents in Manhattan, New York, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A woman sits outside Cafe Du Soleil under bubble tents in Manhattan, New York, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Camila Hormazabal, a 24-year-old sex worker, uses laptops to connect to the web and keep an online erotic meeting with a virtual customer in Concepcion, Chile April 7, 2020. Hormazabal reinvented herself offering sexual services online after the nightclub where she had worked was closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez

Camila Hormazabal, a 24-year-old sex worker, uses laptops to connect to the web and keep an online erotic meeting with a virtual customer in Concepcion, Chile April 7, 2020. Hormazabal reinvented herself offering sexual services online after the...more

Camila Hormazabal, a 24-year-old sex worker, uses laptops to connect to the web and keep an online erotic meeting with a virtual customer in Concepcion, Chile April 7, 2020. Hormazabal reinvented herself offering sexual services online after the nightclub where she had worked was closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez
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An employee wearing a protective mask and face shield walks inside a Railink train after the government eased restrictions in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

An employee wearing a protective mask and face shield walks inside a Railink train after the government eased restrictions in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

An employee wearing a protective mask and face shield walks inside a Railink train after the government eased restrictions in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Dancers interact with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey, July 17, 2020. Cheerleaders received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Dancers interact with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey, July 17, 2020. Cheerleaders received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration. REUTERS/Rachel...more

Dancers interact with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey, July 17, 2020. Cheerleaders received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A bartender wearing a face shield makes a cocktail at a nightclub in Tokyo, Japan August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A bartender wearing a face shield makes a cocktail at a nightclub in Tokyo, Japan August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A bartender wearing a face shield makes a cocktail at a nightclub in Tokyo, Japan August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A worker sprays disinfectant on equipment in a gym that reopened after some restrictions were lifted in New Delhi, India, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A worker sprays disinfectant on equipment in a gym that reopened after some restrictions were lifted in New Delhi, India, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A worker sprays disinfectant on equipment in a gym that reopened after some restrictions were lifted in New Delhi, India, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Mayu adjusts Koiku's kimono, both of who are geisha, as Koiku wears a protective face mask to pose for a photograph, before working at a party where they will entertain, at luxury Japanese restaurant Asada in Tokyo, Japan, June 23, 2020. Though the number of geisha - famed for their witty conversation, beauty and skill at traditional arts - has been falling for years, geisha were without work for months due to Japan's state of emergency and now operate under awkward social distancing rules. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Mayu adjusts Koiku's kimono, both of who are geisha, as Koiku wears a protective face mask to pose for a photograph, before working at a party where they will entertain, at luxury Japanese restaurant Asada in Tokyo, Japan, June 23, 2020. Though the...more

Mayu adjusts Koiku's kimono, both of who are geisha, as Koiku wears a protective face mask to pose for a photograph, before working at a party where they will entertain, at luxury Japanese restaurant Asada in Tokyo, Japan, June 23, 2020. Though the number of geisha - famed for their witty conversation, beauty and skill at traditional arts - has been falling for years, geisha were without work for months due to Japan's state of emergency and now operate under awkward social distancing rules. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A bus driver rest between trips to transport health workers, after El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele postponed the second phase of economic reopening in San Salvador, El Salvador July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A bus driver rest between trips to transport health workers, after El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele postponed the second phase of economic reopening in San Salvador, El Salvador July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A bus driver rest between trips to transport health workers, after El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele postponed the second phase of economic reopening in San Salvador, El Salvador July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Men have their hair cut at Savvas Barbers as it reopened in London, Britain July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Men have their hair cut at Savvas Barbers as it reopened in London, Britain July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Men have their hair cut at Savvas Barbers as it reopened in London, Britain July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Farmers load a truck with rotten lettuce heads at a farm during the nationwide quarantine in La Grita, Venezuela April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

Farmers load a truck with rotten lettuce heads at a farm during the nationwide quarantine in La Grita, Venezuela April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

Farmers load a truck with rotten lettuce heads at a farm during the nationwide quarantine in La Grita, Venezuela April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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An employee sanitizes a tanning bed at Glo Sun Spa in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

An employee sanitizes a tanning bed at Glo Sun Spa in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

An employee sanitizes a tanning bed at Glo Sun Spa in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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An artist performs as screens show audience via the Zoom application during the first six-hour online music festival at a studio in Bangkok, Thailand, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An artist performs as screens show audience via the Zoom application during the first six-hour online music festival at a studio in Bangkok, Thailand, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An artist performs as screens show audience via the Zoom application during the first six-hour online music festival at a studio in Bangkok, Thailand, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Mobile dog groomer Vanessa Carlson washes a German shepherd named Agni in her Aussie pet mobile dog washing van as California begins easing quarantine restrictions for non-essential workers in San Diego, California, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Mobile dog groomer Vanessa Carlson washes a German shepherd named Agni in her Aussie pet mobile dog washing van as California begins easing quarantine restrictions for non-essential workers in San Diego, California, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Mobile dog groomer Vanessa Carlson washes a German shepherd named Agni in her Aussie pet mobile dog washing van as California begins easing quarantine restrictions for non-essential workers in San Diego, California, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Workers remove signage of the Gem Spa, an iconic East Village corner store open since the 1920s, whose owner says it had to close its shopfront due to falling revenue which was affected in part by recent shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus in Manhattan, New York City, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Workers remove signage of the Gem Spa, an iconic East Village corner store open since the 1920s, whose owner says it had to close its shopfront due to falling revenue which was affected in part by recent shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus in...more

Workers remove signage of the Gem Spa, an iconic East Village corner store open since the 1920s, whose owner says it had to close its shopfront due to falling revenue which was affected in part by recent shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus in Manhattan, New York City, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Fruit pickers harvest berries at a farm owned by Driscoll's, a California-based seller of berries, in Zapotlan el Grande, in Jalisco state, Mexico April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza

Fruit pickers harvest berries at a farm owned by Driscoll's, a California-based seller of berries, in Zapotlan el Grande, in Jalisco state, Mexico April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza

Fruit pickers harvest berries at a farm owned by Driscoll's, a California-based seller of berries, in Zapotlan el Grande, in Jalisco state, Mexico April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza
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Servers in protective gear carry food at a restaurant that is testing servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be clients in "quarantine greenhouses" in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Servers in protective gear carry food at a restaurant that is testing servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be clients in "quarantine greenhouses" in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Servers in protective gear carry food at a restaurant that is testing servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be clients in "quarantine greenhouses" in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier
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Unemployed entertainers and event workers stage a caravan to highlight the effect the coronavirus has had on workers in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 1, 2020.  REUTERS/Bridget Bennett

Unemployed entertainers and event workers stage a caravan to highlight the effect the coronavirus has had on workers in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 1, 2020.  REUTERS/Bridget Bennett

Unemployed entertainers and event workers stage a caravan to highlight the effect the coronavirus has had on workers in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 1, 2020.  REUTERS/Bridget Bennett
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Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda tries to reach her phone while breastfeeding daughter Camila Valdes-Mosqueda as she attends a council meeting by phone due to a temporary work from home policy in Seattle, Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda tries to reach her phone while breastfeeding daughter Camila Valdes-Mosqueda as she attends a council meeting by phone due to a temporary work from home policy in Seattle, Washington, March 23, 2020....more

Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda tries to reach her phone while breastfeeding daughter Camila Valdes-Mosqueda as she attends a council meeting by phone due to a temporary work from home policy in Seattle, Washington, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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Workers are seen at a production line within the Shona Textiles Export Processing Zone (EPZ) as they make protective face masks and PPE in Athi River near Nairobi, Kenya April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

Workers are seen at a production line within the Shona Textiles Export Processing Zone (EPZ) as they make protective face masks and PPE in Athi River near Nairobi, Kenya April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

Workers are seen at a production line within the Shona Textiles Export Processing Zone (EPZ) as they make protective face masks and PPE in Athi River near Nairobi, Kenya April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi
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People swim at a swimming pool in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, as the Emirates reopen to tourism in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

People swim at a swimming pool in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, as the Emirates reopen to tourism in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

People swim at a swimming pool in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, as the Emirates reopen to tourism in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A motorist arranges fruits and vegetables for sale next to her vehicle, as an alternative mobile grocery stall, along the highway following lockdown, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

A motorist arranges fruits and vegetables for sale next to her vehicle, as an alternative mobile grocery stall, along the highway following lockdown, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

A motorist arranges fruits and vegetables for sale next to her vehicle, as an alternative mobile grocery stall, along the highway following lockdown, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi
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