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U.S. states ease lockdown restrictions

A face mask is seen on the floor as people walk the boardwalk of Ocean Grove beach on the first day that New Jersey beaches were reopened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A face mask is seen on the floor as people walk the boardwalk of Ocean Grove beach on the first day that New Jersey beaches were reopened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ocean Grove,...more

A face mask is seen on the floor as people walk the boardwalk of Ocean Grove beach on the first day that New Jersey beaches were reopened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A man reads amongst a row of benches closed off to promote social distancing at Long Beach on the first day that New York beaches were opened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Long Island, New York, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man reads amongst a row of benches closed off to promote social distancing at Long Beach on the first day that New York beaches were opened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Long...more

A man reads amongst a row of benches closed off to promote social distancing at Long Beach on the first day that New York beaches were opened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Long Island, New York, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A woman sits on Long Beach on the first day that New York beaches were opened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Long Island, New York, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A woman sits on Long Beach on the first day that New York beaches were opened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Long Island, New York, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A woman sits on Long Beach on the first day that New York beaches were opened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Long Island, New York, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People queue to go to the Long Branch beach on the first day that New Jersey beaches were reopened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

People queue to go to the Long Branch beach on the first day that New Jersey beaches were reopened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S., May 22, 2020....more

People queue to go to the Long Branch beach on the first day that New Jersey beaches were reopened ahead of the Memorial Day weekend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Crowd of people are seen at the C&C in Castle Rock restaurant, celebrating Mother's Day in Castle Rock, Colorado, May 10. Nick Puckett/via REUTERS

Crowd of people are seen at the C&C in Castle Rock restaurant, celebrating Mother's Day in Castle Rock, Colorado, May 10. Nick Puckett/via REUTERS

Crowd of people are seen at the C&C in Castle Rock restaurant, celebrating Mother's Day in Castle Rock, Colorado, May 10. Nick Puckett/via REUTERS
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A dog named Izzy licks its chops as Craig Morland of Crofton, Maryland, buys a bucket of Thrashers famous fries on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A dog named Izzy licks its chops as Craig Morland of Crofton, Maryland, buys a bucket of Thrashers famous fries on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A dog named Izzy licks its chops as Craig Morland of Crofton, Maryland, buys a bucket of Thrashers famous fries on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman uses a towel as a mask while her hair is shampooed at Studio A Salon in Houston, Texas, May 8. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A woman uses a towel as a mask while her hair is shampooed at Studio A Salon in Houston, Texas, May 8. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A woman uses a towel as a mask while her hair is shampooed at Studio A Salon in Houston, Texas, May 8. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A BMW worker assembles an automobile after production restarted at approximately 50% capacity with parts they had on hand from before the shutdown in Spartanburg, South Carolina, May 4. BMW/via REUTERS

A BMW worker assembles an automobile after production restarted at approximately 50% capacity with parts they had on hand from before the shutdown in Spartanburg, South Carolina, May 4. BMW/via REUTERS

A BMW worker assembles an automobile after production restarted at approximately 50% capacity with parts they had on hand from before the shutdown in Spartanburg, South Carolina, May 4. BMW/via REUTERS
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From left, Brody, 9, Ailbe, 5, and Riggs, 6, play with coins in a fountain on a hot day at Desert Ridge Marketplace during the phased reopening in north Phoenix, Arizona, May 11. REUTERS/Nicole Neri

From left, Brody, 9, Ailbe, 5, and Riggs, 6, play with coins in a fountain on a hot day at Desert Ridge Marketplace during the phased reopening in north Phoenix, Arizona, May 11. REUTERS/Nicole Neri

From left, Brody, 9, Ailbe, 5, and Riggs, 6, play with coins in a fountain on a hot day at Desert Ridge Marketplace during the phased reopening in north Phoenix, Arizona, May 11. REUTERS/Nicole Neri
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A sign directs golfers at the driving range at The Golf Club At Newcastle as Governor Jay Inslee's "Safe Start Washington" begins Phase 1, allowing certain businesses to reopen with restrictions in Newcastle, Washington, May 5. REUTERS/David Ryder

A sign directs golfers at the driving range at The Golf Club At Newcastle as Governor Jay Inslee's "Safe Start Washington" begins Phase 1, allowing certain businesses to reopen with restrictions in Newcastle, Washington, May 5. REUTERS/David Ryder

A sign directs golfers at the driving range at The Golf Club At Newcastle as Governor Jay Inslee's "Safe Start Washington" begins Phase 1, allowing certain businesses to reopen with restrictions in Newcastle, Washington, May 5. REUTERS/David Ryder
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Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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

Women are separated by dividers as they have their hair washed at Bella Rinova in Houston, Texas, May 8. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Customers and employees of Petty Cash clothing store wear masks as restaurants and stores are reopened following the lifting of some restrictions in Houston, Texas, May 1  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Customers and employees of Petty Cash clothing store wear masks as restaurants and stores are reopened following the lifting of some restrictions in Houston, Texas, May 1  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Customers and employees of Petty Cash clothing store wear masks as restaurants and stores are reopened following the lifting of some restrictions in Houston, Texas, May 1  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Customers eat lunch near a social distancing sign at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public as part of the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants in Smyrna, Georgia, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Customers eat lunch near a social distancing sign at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public as part of the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants in Smyrna, Georgia, April 27, 2020....more

Customers eat lunch near a social distancing sign at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public as part of the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants in Smyrna, Georgia, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Claiming first blanket on the beach, Del Young and Jaymee Amoss of Rehoboth, Delaware, kiss through face masks on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Claiming first blanket on the beach, Del Young and Jaymee Amoss of Rehoboth, Delaware, kiss through face masks on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Claiming first blanket on the beach, Del Young and Jaymee Amoss of Rehoboth, Delaware, kiss through face masks on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Donna Ferraro cuts Jan Campbell's hair at Passions Salon during the phased reopening from the coronavirus restrictions, in Cave Creek, Arizona, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Nicole Neri

Donna Ferraro cuts Jan Campbell's hair at Passions Salon during the phased reopening from the coronavirus restrictions, in Cave Creek, Arizona, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Nicole Neri

Donna Ferraro cuts Jan Campbell's hair at Passions Salon during the phased reopening from the coronavirus restrictions, in Cave Creek, Arizona, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Nicole Neri
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People wait outside a newly reopened tire store in Santa Monica, California, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

People wait outside a newly reopened tire store in Santa Monica, California, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

People wait outside a newly reopened tire store in Santa Monica, California, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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A woman hikes above the early morning fog on the first day of the reopening of trails in Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A woman hikes above the early morning fog on the first day of the reopening of trails in Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A woman hikes above the early morning fog on the first day of the reopening of trails in Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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A newly reopened Mini dealership is seen in Santa Monica, California, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A newly reopened Mini dealership is seen in Santa Monica, California, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A newly reopened Mini dealership is seen in Santa Monica, California, May 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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An employee sanitizes a tanning bed at Glo Sun Spa in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

An employee sanitizes a tanning bed at Glo Sun Spa in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

An employee sanitizes a tanning bed at Glo Sun Spa in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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People hike beneath the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails in California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

People hike beneath the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails in California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

People hike beneath the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails in California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
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A man receives a haircut as social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are relaxed at Doug’s Barber Shop in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A man receives a haircut as social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are relaxed at Doug’s Barber Shop in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A man receives a haircut as social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are relaxed at Doug’s Barber Shop in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A sign welcomes visitors on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A sign welcomes visitors on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A sign welcomes visitors on the first day of eased restrictions for the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Daune Mumford performs maintenance on a mini-golf course in anticipation of the relaxing of restrictions at the popular beach resort of Ocean City, Maryland, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Daune Mumford performs maintenance on a mini-golf course in anticipation of the relaxing of restrictions at the popular beach resort of Ocean City, Maryland, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Daune Mumford performs maintenance on a mini-golf course in anticipation of the relaxing of restrictions at the popular beach resort of Ocean City, Maryland, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Oscar Castillo golfs at The Golf Club At Newcastle "Safe Start Washington" begins Phase 1, allowing certain businesses to reopen with restrictions in Newcastle, Washington, May 5, 2020.  REUTERS/David Ryder

Oscar Castillo golfs at The Golf Club At Newcastle "Safe Start Washington" begins Phase 1, allowing certain businesses to reopen with restrictions in Newcastle, Washington, May 5, 2020.  REUTERS/David Ryder

Oscar Castillo golfs at The Golf Club At Newcastle "Safe Start Washington" begins Phase 1, allowing certain businesses to reopen with restrictions in Newcastle, Washington, May 5, 2020.  REUTERS/David Ryder
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Flory Ramirez, a general manager of La Madeleine restaurant, wears a mask while handling cakes in the showcase as restaurants are reopened following the lifting of some restrictions in Houston, Texas, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Flory Ramirez, a general manager of La Madeleine restaurant, wears a mask while handling cakes in the showcase as restaurants are reopened following the lifting of some restrictions in Houston, Texas, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Flory Ramirez, a general manager of La Madeleine restaurant, wears a mask while handling cakes in the showcase as restaurants are reopened following the lifting of some restrictions in Houston, Texas, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People take photos from the Griffith Observatory of the Los Angeles skyline after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails in California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

People take photos from the Griffith Observatory of the Los Angeles skyline after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails in California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

People take photos from the Griffith Observatory of the Los Angeles skyline after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails in California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
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Social distancing signs are pictured at Eaton Canyon Golf Course, which re-opened in Pasadena, California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Social distancing signs are pictured at Eaton Canyon Golf Course, which re-opened in Pasadena, California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Social distancing signs are pictured at Eaton Canyon Golf Course, which re-opened in Pasadena, California, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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