In pictures: How COVID-19 social distancing is being practised around the world

Joe GampContributor, Yahoo News UK
Yahoo News UK

Nations around the world are implementing new social distancing measures as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt daily life.

The majority of the world’s countries are tentatively adopting new systems as lockdowns are gradually eased.

Images from across the globe show a variety of new ways of life, including “quarantine greenhouses” in Dutch restaurants, remote televised school classes in Russia and streets divided by yellow guidelines in Denmark.

It comes as Boris Johnson announced his “road map” for lifting lockdown measures in England on Sunday.

From Wednesday, Britons will be allowed outside for unlimited exercise, while people will also be allowed to meet one member of family from another household outdoors, providing they are two metres apart.

People who are able to work from home are told to continue to do so, while those who are not have been advised to go back to their workplace so long as social distancing can still be observed.

Face masks will be encouraged for people in enclosed spaces who are in close proximity to others from outside their households, while Transport for London has ordered the mandatory use of coverings on the city’s transport networks.

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People lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.
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A yellow stripe painted in the middle of a pedestrian street in Aalborg, Denmark.
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A prototype office of international real estate company Cushman & Wakefield in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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A restaurant tests servers bringing food to safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Pupils sit behind partition boards made of plexiglass at a primary school in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
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An English teacher conducts a lesson as part of the Teleshkola remote schooling project on Chechen television.
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Graffiti artists paint special marks on a metro car in Medellín, Colombia.
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Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a prototype McDonald's location in Arnheim, Netherlands.
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'Quarantine greenhouse' being tested at a restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Plastic circles are seen on the ground indicating where to stand to Paris's Gare du Nord train station.
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Customers lunch at Yujin Shabu hot pot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.
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People make use of a new widened pavement to aid social distancing on Camden High Street in London.
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Workers paint lines on the street In Barcelona to expand a sidewalk for pedestrians.
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Worshippers observe social distancing at Friday prayers at al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon.
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