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From London's black cabs to cruise ships, how the pandemic has put the brakes on transport

Workers from cleaning company Dropless wait to sanitise a London Black Cab as part of a service between taxi platform Gett and the NHS in south east London to ensure patients with COVID-19 symptoms can get to a local GP without using public transport as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay - RC2FAG952KYV

The pandemic has dramatically reduced demand for black cab rides. Image: REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

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