Countries across the globe are slowly reopening after coronavirus closedown

Nearly five months after the novel coronavirus first emerged in China, countries across the globe are slowly reopening, starting to ease restrictions and lift lockdowns, shifting from containment and mitigation to recovery.


Residents wears face masks while riding their bicycles on May 11, 2020 in Wuhan, China. The government has started lifting outbound travel restrictions after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Customers enjoy the atmosphere at the terrace of a bar opened for the first day since March 15 during the novel coronavirus crisis on May 11, 2020 in Benidorm, Spain. Some parts of Spain have entered the so-called “Phase One” transition from its coronavirus lockdown, allowing many shops to reopen as well as restaurants who serve customers outdoors. Locations that were harder hit by coronavirus (Covid-19), such as Madrid and Barcelona, remain in a stricter “Phase 0” quarantine. (Photo Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)
People share a drink on the banks of the river Seine in Paris on May 11, 2020, on the first day of France’s easing of lockdown measures in place for 55 days to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit: Ludovic MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)
Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo Credit: Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
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