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Our world re-engineered for social distancing

Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated by coronavirus social distancing measures when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated by coronavirus social distancing measures when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in...more

Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated by coronavirus social distancing measures when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A New York Police Department officer keeps an eye on people as they control social distance on a warm day at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A New York Police Department officer keeps an eye on people as they control social distance on a warm day at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A New York Police Department officer keeps an eye on people as they control social distance on a warm day at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Modified lift switches are seen at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Modified lift switches are seen at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Modified lift switches are seen at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Employees roll out inflatable inner tubes on wheels, to be used as social distancing tables at Fish Tales restaurant and bar in Ocean City, Maryland, May 16, 2020. Handout via REUTERS

Employees roll out inflatable inner tubes on wheels, to be used as social distancing tables at Fish Tales restaurant and bar in Ocean City, Maryland, May 16, 2020. Handout via REUTERS

Employees roll out inflatable inner tubes on wheels, to be used as social distancing tables at Fish Tales restaurant and bar in Ocean City, Maryland, May 16, 2020. Handout via REUTERS
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A man is sprayed with hypochlorous acid water to prevent infection at the entrance of Kichiri Shinjuku, a Japanese style pub known as an 'izakaya', in Tokyo, Japan May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man is sprayed with hypochlorous acid water to prevent infection at the entrance of Kichiri Shinjuku, a Japanese style pub known as an 'izakaya', in Tokyo, Japan May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man is sprayed with hypochlorous acid water to prevent infection at the entrance of Kichiri Shinjuku, a Japanese style pub known as an 'izakaya', in Tokyo, Japan May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A woman sits on social distancing seat at a bank in Icon Siam shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman sits on social distancing seat at a bank in Icon Siam shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman sits on social distancing seat at a bank in Icon Siam shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Barbegon, mascots of the "Bar.B.Q Plaza" restaurant occupy the seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Barbegon, mascots of the "Bar.B.Q Plaza" restaurant occupy the seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Barbegon, mascots of the "Bar.B.Q Plaza" restaurant occupy the seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Students talk while practicing social distancing at the courtyard of a secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, Belgium, May 15. REUTERS/Yves Herman  

Students talk while practicing social distancing at the courtyard of a secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, Belgium, May 15. REUTERS/Yves Herman  

Students talk while practicing social distancing at the courtyard of a secondary school during its reopening in Brussels, Belgium, May 15. REUTERS/Yves Herman  
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An entrance at FCA's Warren Stamping Plant marked with yellow tape and stanchions to help employees maintain social distancing in Warren, Michigan, April 30.  FCA/via REUTERS

An entrance at FCA's Warren Stamping Plant marked with yellow tape and stanchions to help employees maintain social distancing in Warren, Michigan, April 30. FCA/via REUTERS

An entrance at FCA's Warren Stamping Plant marked with yellow tape and stanchions to help employees maintain social distancing in Warren, Michigan, April 30. FCA/via REUTERS
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Enclosures are set to ensure social distancing rules on a deserted beach as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, May 14.   REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Enclosures are set to ensure social distancing rules on a deserted beach as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, May 14. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Enclosures are set to ensure social distancing rules on a deserted beach as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, May 14. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant after it reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant after it reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant after it reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A yellow stripe painted in the middle of a pedestrian street to help people comply with social distance guidelines in Aalborg, Denmark, May 4.   

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A yellow stripe painted in the middle of a pedestrian street to help people comply with social distance guidelines in Aalborg, Denmark, May 4. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

A yellow stripe painted in the middle of a pedestrian street to help people comply with social distance guidelines in Aalborg, Denmark, May 4. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS
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People stand on signs to respect social distancing on a tramway platform in Nice, France, May 11.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    

People stand on signs to respect social distancing on a tramway platform in Nice, France, May 11.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    

People stand on signs to respect social distancing on a tramway platform in Nice, France, May 11.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    
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People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving at work, after the Sri Lankan government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown, in Colombo, May 11. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving at work, after the Sri Lankan government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown, in Colombo, May 11....more

People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving at work, after the Sri Lankan government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown, in Colombo, May 11. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A restaurant tests servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be guests in safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in which clients can dine in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A restaurant tests servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be guests in safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in which clients can dine in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A restaurant tests servers providing drinks and food to models pretending to be guests in safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in which clients can dine in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier
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A teacher conducts a lesson at a reopened school in Brussels, Belgium, May 15.   REUTERS/Yves Herman

A teacher conducts a lesson at a reopened school in Brussels, Belgium, May 15. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A teacher conducts a lesson at a reopened school in Brussels, Belgium, May 15. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A bank teller stands at a counter with a plastic curtain installed at a branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, April 24. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A bank teller stands at a counter with a plastic curtain installed at a branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, April 24. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A bank teller stands at a counter with a plastic curtain installed at a branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, April 24. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a McDonald's prototype location in Arnhem, Netherlands, May 1. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a McDonald's prototype location in Arnhem, Netherlands, May 1. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a McDonald's prototype location in Arnhem, Netherlands, May 1. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
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A woman is seen at a care facility for elderly people with dementia, in a glass house  made especially to combat loneliness caused by the visit ban due to coronavirus  outbreak in Wassenaar, Netherlands, April 9.  
 REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A woman is seen at a care facility for elderly people with dementia, in a glass house made especially to combat loneliness caused by the visit ban due to coronavirus outbreak in Wassenaar, Netherlands, April 9. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

A woman is seen at a care facility for elderly people with dementia, in a glass house made especially to combat loneliness caused by the visit ban due to coronavirus outbreak in Wassenaar, Netherlands, April 9. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
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Life-size cardboard figures with photos of fans positioned in the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium, where games will be played without spectators,  in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Life-size cardboard figures with photos of fans positioned in the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium, where games will be played without spectators, in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Life-size cardboard figures with photos of fans positioned in the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium, where games will be played without spectators, in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A prototype office of international real estate company Cushman & Wakefield with a workplace design concept using the 'six foot rule' of social distancing in Amsterdam,  May 6.    Cushman & Wakefield/via REUTERS

A prototype office of international real estate company Cushman & Wakefield with a workplace design concept using the 'six foot rule' of social distancing in Amsterdam, May 6. Cushman & Wakefield/via REUTERS

A prototype office of international real estate company Cushman & Wakefield with a workplace design concept using the 'six foot rule' of social distancing in Amsterdam, May 6. Cushman & Wakefield/via REUTERS
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People wear protective face shields and masks at a bank  getting ready to reopen in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14.  
  REUTERS/Jorge Silva    

People wear protective face shields and masks at a bank getting ready to reopen in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14. REUTERS/Jorge Silva    

People wear protective face shields and masks at a bank getting ready to reopen in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14. REUTERS/Jorge Silva    
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Circles on the ground indicating where to sit and stand in a tramway in Nice, France, May 6.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Circles on the ground indicating where to sit and stand in a tramway in Nice, France, May 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Circles on the ground indicating where to sit and stand in a tramway in Nice, France, May 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Tables and chairs taped up to maintain social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong, April 2.  
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Tables and chairs taped up to maintain social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong, April 2. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Tables and chairs taped up to maintain social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong, April 2. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Urinals, with some blocked off to maintain social distancing, on the M20 motorway in Maidstone, Britain, March 26. REUTERS/John Sibley

Urinals, with some blocked off to maintain social distancing, on the M20 motorway in Maidstone, Britain, March 26. REUTERS/John Sibley

Urinals, with some blocked off to maintain social distancing, on the M20 motorway in Maidstone, Britain, March 26. REUTERS/John Sibley
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People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer in Brussels, Belgium, May 6. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer in Brussels, Belgium, May 6. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

People stand on social-distancing markers at a Mercedes car dealer in Brussels, Belgium, May 6. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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A lady waits to be served behind yellows lines marking the distance customers have to keep apart, in Rome, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A lady waits to be served behind yellows lines marking the distance customers have to keep apart, in Rome, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A lady waits to be served behind yellows lines marking the distance customers have to keep apart, in Rome, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school in Den Bosch, Netherlands, May 8. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school in Den Bosch, Netherlands, May 8. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school in Den Bosch, Netherlands, May 8. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
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A woman and a child ride a bicycle as Milan reallocates road space previously used by cars to new bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways, in Italy, April 30. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

A woman and a child ride a bicycle as Milan reallocates road space previously used by cars to new bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways, in Italy, April 30. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

A woman and a child ride a bicycle as Milan reallocates road space previously used by cars to new bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways, in Italy, April 30. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
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A commuter stands amid marks for social distancing on the floor of the Atocha train station in Madrid, Spain, May 4.     REUTERS/Susana Vera

A commuter stands amid marks for social distancing on the floor of the Atocha train station in Madrid, Spain, May 4. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A commuter stands amid marks for social distancing on the floor of the Atocha train station in Madrid, Spain, May 4. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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People follow social distancing markings as they line up at a shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2.  
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People follow social distancing markings as they line up at a shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

People follow social distancing markings as they line up at a shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri
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A man receives a coffee in a cart pulled by a rope using a contactless transportation system in Bangkok, Thailand, March 20.   REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

A man receives a coffee in a cart pulled by a rope using a contactless transportation system in Bangkok, Thailand, March 20. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

A man receives a coffee in a cart pulled by a rope using a contactless transportation system in Bangkok, Thailand, March 20. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
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Markers on a floor at a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, May 5.   REUTERS/Yves Herman

Markers on a floor at a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, May 5. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Markers on a floor at a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, May 5. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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People practice social distancing while receiving rice from an automated rice ATM distributor in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 4. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

People practice social distancing while receiving rice from an automated rice ATM distributor in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 4. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

People practice social distancing while receiving rice from an automated rice ATM distributor in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 4. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Workers paint lines on the street to expand a sidewalk for pedestrians to keep a safe social distance between them, in Barcelona, Spain, May 5. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Workers paint lines on the street to expand a sidewalk for pedestrians to keep a safe social distance between them, in Barcelona, Spain, May 5. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Workers paint lines on the street to expand a sidewalk for pedestrians to keep a safe social distance between them, in Barcelona, Spain, May 5. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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