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

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

Susan Heavey

Correspondent, Reuters News

Crispian Balmer

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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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