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In pictures: Business resumes as lockdowns gradually ease around the world

Businesses - such as hairdressers - are finding ways to open up. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Sean Fleming

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Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a prototype location of fast food giant McDonald's for restaurants which respect the 1.5m social distancing measure, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Arnhem, Netherlands, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
Social distance queuing at McDonalds. Image: REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
Plastic circles are seen on the ground indicating where to stand to respect social distancing on a platform at the Gare du Nord train station during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Please move down the platform - Paris' Gare du Nord. Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
A man receives a coffee in a cart pulled by a rope as a transportation system after a cafe adopted a social distance policy for their customers amid fears of coronavirus outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
Good to go. Image: REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
Tables and chairs are taped up to keep social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, 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. Image: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed after social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are relaxed, at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, U.S. May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
Clean cleaning. Image: REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
People wearing protective face masks practice social distancing while receiving rice from an automated rice ATM distributor amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 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 distributor. Image: REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
A bank teller wearing a protective face mask stands at a counter where a plastic curtain is installed in order to prevent infections following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Higashinakano branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Tokyo bank. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer, as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions allowing some businesses to reopen, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer. Image: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Social distancing markings are seen at the NTN-ICSA factory that produces metal bearings for cars, planes and buses, as Italy begins a staged end to a nationwide lockdown, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), San Benigno Canavese, Italy, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca - RC2JHG9BOSVW
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An employee, wearing a protective face mask, sits at a table with plastic barriers to maintain social distancing as he works on the automobile assembly line of Renault ZOE cars at the Renault automobile factory in Flins as the French carmaker ramps up car production with new security and health measures during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes - RC2YIG93O50M
Workers at this car factory have to keep their distance. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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