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Our world re-engineered for social distancing

Nathalie interacts with her husband Joseph behind a transparent plastic sheet inside a bubble room installed to visit residents in the garden of the Fondation Shadet Vercoustre retirement home (Ehpad - Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) in Bourbourg near Dunkirk, France, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Nathalie interacts with her husband Joseph behind a transparent plastic sheet inside a bubble room installed to visit residents in the garden of the Fondation Shadet Vercoustre retirement home (Ehpad - Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly...more

Nathalie interacts with her husband Joseph behind a transparent plastic sheet inside a bubble room installed to visit residents in the garden of the Fondation Shadet Vercoustre retirement home (Ehpad - Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) in Bourbourg near Dunkirk, France, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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People exercise at a gym which has reopened with new social distancing and hygiene rules after months of closure in Rome, Italy, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

People exercise at a gym which has reopened with new social distancing and hygiene rules after months of closure in Rome, Italy, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

People exercise at a gym which has reopened with new social distancing and hygiene rules after months of closure in Rome, Italy, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated by social distancing measures when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated by social distancing measures when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia,...more

Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated by social distancing measures when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Modified lift switches are seen at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Modified lift switches are seen at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Modified lift switches are seen at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Tracy Sandridge and Julie Brown of Baltimore pose with inner tubes on wheels dubbed "bumper tables" designed to ensure social distancing when Fish Tales Bar & Grill eventually reopens in Ocean City, Maryland, May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Tracy Sandridge and Julie Brown of Baltimore pose with inner tubes on wheels dubbed "bumper tables" designed to ensure social distancing when Fish Tales Bar & Grill eventually reopens in Ocean City, Maryland, May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Tracy Sandridge and Julie Brown of Baltimore pose with inner tubes on wheels dubbed "bumper tables" designed to ensure social distancing when Fish Tales Bar & Grill eventually reopens in Ocean City, Maryland, May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A man is sprayed with hypochlorous acid water as a measure to prevent infection at the entrance of Kichiri Shinjuku, a Japanese style izakaya pub, in Tokyo, Japan May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man is sprayed with hypochlorous acid water as a measure to prevent infection at the entrance of Kichiri Shinjuku, a Japanese style izakaya pub, in Tokyo, Japan May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man is sprayed with hypochlorous acid water as a measure to prevent infection at the entrance of Kichiri Shinjuku, a Japanese style izakaya pub, in Tokyo, Japan May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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People enjoy sunny weather minding social distancing markers arranged by municipal workers at Marechal Carmona park in Cascais, Portugal May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

People enjoy sunny weather minding social distancing markers arranged by municipal workers at Marechal Carmona park in Cascais, Portugal May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

People enjoy sunny weather minding social distancing markers arranged by municipal workers at Marechal Carmona park in Cascais, Portugal May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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A woman sits on social distancing seat at a bank in Icon Siam shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman sits on social distancing seat at a bank in Icon Siam shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman sits on social distancing seat at a bank in Icon Siam shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A restaurant tests servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be clients in a safe "quarantine greenhouses" in which guests can dine in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A restaurant tests servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be clients in a safe "quarantine greenhouses" in which guests can dine in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A restaurant tests servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be clients in a safe "quarantine greenhouses" in which guests can dine in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier
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Barbegon, mascots of the "Bar.B.Q Plaza" restaurant occupy the seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Barbegon, mascots of the "Bar.B.Q Plaza" restaurant occupy the seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Barbegon, mascots of the "Bar.B.Q Plaza" restaurant occupy the seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A New York Police Department officer keeps an eye on people as they control social distance on a warm day at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A New York Police Department officer keeps an eye on people as they control social distance on a warm day at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A New York Police Department officer keeps an eye on people as they control social distance on a warm day at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A teacher wearing a protective face mask conducts a lesson, at a Flemish secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, as a small part of Belgian children head back to their schools in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A teacher wearing a protective face mask conducts a lesson, at a Flemish secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, as a small part of Belgian children head back to their schools in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A teacher wearing a protective face mask conducts a lesson, at a Flemish secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, as a small part of Belgian children head back to their schools in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Life-size cardboard figures with the photos of fans are positioned on the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium for the next game, which will be played without spectators, in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Life-size cardboard figures with the photos of fans are positioned on the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium for the next game, which will be played without spectators, in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo...more

Life-size cardboard figures with the photos of fans are positioned on the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium for the next game, which will be played without spectators, in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A prototype office of international real estate company Cushman & Wakefield with a workplace design concept is seen in Amsterdam, Netherlands in a picture obtained May 6, 2020. Cushman & Wakefield/Handout via REUTERS

A prototype office of international real estate company Cushman & Wakefield with a workplace design concept is seen in Amsterdam, Netherlands in a picture obtained May 6, 2020. Cushman & Wakefield/Handout via REUTERS

A prototype office of international real estate company Cushman & Wakefield with a workplace design concept is seen in Amsterdam, Netherlands in a picture obtained May 6, 2020. Cushman & Wakefield/Handout via REUTERS
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Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school, in Den Bosch, Netherlands, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school, in Den Bosch, Netherlands, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school, in Den Bosch, Netherlands, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
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A commuter wearing a protective mask stands amid marks for social distancing on the floor of the Atocha train station, in Madrid, Spain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A commuter wearing a protective mask stands amid marks for social distancing on the floor of the Atocha train station, in Madrid, Spain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A commuter wearing a protective mask stands amid marks for social distancing on the floor of the Atocha train station, in Madrid, Spain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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People follow social distancing markings as they line up at a shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

People follow social distancing markings as they line up at a shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

People follow social distancing markings as they line up at a shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri
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A man wearing a self-made protective face mask keeps distance while doing shopping in a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man wearing a self-made protective face mask keeps distance while doing shopping in a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man wearing a self-made protective face mask keeps distance while doing shopping in a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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People wearing protective face masks practice social distancing while receiving rice from an automated rice ATM distributor in Jakarta, Indonesia May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

People wearing protective face masks practice social distancing while receiving rice from an automated rice ATM distributor in Jakarta, Indonesia May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

People wearing protective face masks practice social distancing while receiving rice from an automated rice ATM distributor in Jakarta, Indonesia May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Worker paint lines on the street to expand a sidewalk for pedestrians to keep a social distance between them, in Barcelona, Spain, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Worker paint lines on the street to expand a sidewalk for pedestrians to keep a social distance between them, in Barcelona, Spain, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Worker paint lines on the street to expand a sidewalk for pedestrians to keep a social distance between them, in Barcelona, Spain, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Children take part in a lesson after schools reopened for grades 1-3 in Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Children take part in a lesson after schools reopened for grades 1-3 in Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Children take part in a lesson after schools reopened for grades 1-3 in Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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Students wearing protective face masks talk while practicing social distancing at the courtyard of the secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Students wearing protective face masks talk while practicing social distancing at the courtyard of the secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Students wearing protective face masks talk while practicing social distancing at the courtyard of the secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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An entrance at FCA's Warren Stamping Plant is marked with yellow tape and stanchions in Warren, Michigan, April 30, 2020. FCA/Handout via REUTERS

An entrance at FCA's Warren Stamping Plant is marked with yellow tape and stanchions in Warren, Michigan, April 30, 2020. FCA/Handout via REUTERS

An entrance at FCA's Warren Stamping Plant is marked with yellow tape and stanchions in Warren, Michigan, April 30, 2020. FCA/Handout via REUTERS
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Enclosures are set to ensure social distancing rules on a deserted beach in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Enclosures are set to ensure social distancing rules on a deserted beach in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Enclosures are set to ensure social distancing rules on a deserted beach in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Yellow stripe is painted in the middle of a pedestrian street to help people comply with social distance guidelines in Aalborg, Denmark May 4, 2020. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Yellow stripe is painted in the middle of a pedestrian street to help people comply with social distance guidelines in Aalborg, Denmark May 4, 2020. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Yellow stripe is painted in the middle of a pedestrian street to help people comply with social distance guidelines in Aalborg, Denmark May 4, 2020. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS
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People stand on signs to respect social distancing on a platform for the tramway in Nice, France, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

People stand on signs to respect social distancing on a platform for the tramway in Nice, France, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

People stand on signs to respect social distancing on a platform for the tramway in Nice, France, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving to their workplaces at World Trade Center, 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, 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, in Colombo, Sri Lanka May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A bank teller wearing a protective face mask stands at a counter where a plastic curtain is installed at the Higashinakano branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A bank teller wearing a protective face mask stands at a counter where a plastic curtain is installed at the Higashinakano branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A bank teller wearing a protective face mask stands at a counter where a plastic curtain is installed at the Higashinakano branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a prototype location of fast food giant McDonald's in Arnhem, Netherlands, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a prototype location of fast food giant McDonald's in Arnhem, Netherlands, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a prototype location of fast food giant McDonald's in Arnhem, Netherlands, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
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A woman is seen at a care facility for elderly people with dementia, in a glass house that is made for visits in Wassenaar, Netherlands, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A woman is seen at a care facility for elderly people with dementia, in a glass house that is made for visits in Wassenaar, Netherlands, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A woman is seen at a care facility for elderly people with dementia, in a glass house that is made for visits in Wassenaar, Netherlands, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
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People wear protective face shields and masks at a bank that is getting ready to reopen in Bangkok, Thailand May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People wear protective face shields and masks at a bank that is getting ready to reopen in Bangkok, Thailand May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People wear protective face shields and masks at a bank that is getting ready to reopen in Bangkok, Thailand May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Circles on the ground indicating where to stand to respect social distancing are seen in a tramway in Nice, France, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Circles on the ground indicating where to stand to respect social distancing are seen in a tramway in Nice, France, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Circles on the ground indicating where to stand to respect social distancing are seen in a tramway in Nice, France, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Tables and chairs are taped up to keep social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong, China April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Tables and chairs are taped up to keep social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong, China April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Tables and chairs are taped up to keep social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong, China April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer in Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer in Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer in Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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A lady waits to be served behind yellows lines that mark the distance customers have to keep between them inside a grocery in Trastevere area in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A lady waits to be served behind yellows lines that mark the distance customers have to keep between them inside a grocery in Trastevere area in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A lady waits to be served behind yellows lines that mark the distance customers have to keep between them inside a grocery in Trastevere area in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A woman and a child ride a bicycle as Milan reallocates road space previously used by cars to new bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways, as part of an effort to reduce pollution in Milan, Italy April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

A woman and a child ride a bicycle as Milan reallocates road space previously used by cars to new bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways, as part of an effort to reduce pollution in Milan, Italy April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

A woman and a child ride a bicycle as Milan reallocates road space previously used by cars to new bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways, as part of an effort to reduce pollution in Milan, Italy April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
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A man receives a coffee in a cart pulled by a rope as a transportation system at a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

A man receives a coffee in a cart pulled by a rope as a transportation system at a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

A man receives a coffee in a cart pulled by a rope as a transportation system at a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
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