Countries all around the world are tip-toeing out of lockdown and into a changed world

A commuter wearing protective gloves stands amid marks for social distancing on the floor of the Atocha train station, on the first day mask usage is mandatory in public transport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera - RC2JHG9IC9AR

Baby steps: countries are slowly lifting their lockdowns, returning to a new normality. Image: REUTERS/Susana Vera

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Construction workers are seen at a construction site, as Italy begins a staged end to a nationwide lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Catania, Italy May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello - RC2JHG935PET
Construction sites are resuming in Italy. Image: REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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In Ohio, US, dentists, veterinarians and elective surgeries have started to reopen. Image: REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
Miley 2 years old dog waits for a haircut at a dog hair saloon, after the government started opening some restaurants outside shopping malls, parks and barbershops, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4, 2020. Picture taken May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun - RC27IG9M5YPW
Pet salon's in Thailand have started opening up. Image: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
A barman wears a protective mask as he prepares takeaway coffee at a cafe which reopened for takeaways only, as Italy begins a staged end to a nationwide lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi - RC28IG9D92TO
In Italy, some eateries have been allowed to open on a take-away basis. Image: REUTERS/Yara Nardi
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe removes a protective face mask prios speaking during a news conference where he announces an extension of the nation's state of emergency amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2020. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS - RC2MHG9QFFC2
Japan has extended its state of emergency until the end of May. Image: REUTERS
A sign regarding social distancing is seen at the Canary Wharf station, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adam Oliver - RC2THG94RCAZ
Restrictions have not yet eased in the United Kingdom. Image: REUTERS/Adam Oliver
Waiters fix chairs at a restaurant overlooking the Pigeons Rock, as Lebanon begins to ease nationwide lockdown due to spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beirut, Lebanon May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher - RC2PHG9CXB7K
In Beruit, restaurants are operating at 30% less than capacity, to limit overcrowding. Image: REUTERS/Aziz Taher
Prime Minister Erna Solberg followed by the Development Minister Dag Inge Ulstein and CEPI Deputy Director Frederik Kristensen, is seen during a visit at CEPI, an alliance to finance and coordinate the development of new vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics in Oslo, Norway April 27, 2020. Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY. - RC20DG9T3D42
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway announced a $1 billion pledge at the EU's donor conference. Image: via REUTERS
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