Coronavirus picture editor's selection

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Piotr Kala
5/7/2020

UNICEF estimates that a hefty 116 million babies will be born during the coronavirus pandemic. Under social distancing rules, many will have to wait weeks before meeting their wider families © Asada Nami/Shutterstock

While economies around the world have taken a hit, online fitness is booming. Classes of all sorts – yoga, HIT, Zumba and pilates – have all moved online, and it seems we're hooked. In China, 75 percent of people plan to spend more on their fitness post Covid-19 © Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock

Disinfection of a playground: as schools in several European countries start to open – in Norway, Denmark, Germany and France, for instance – authorities are keen to emphasize the importance of social distancing, hand washing and even introducing "zones" in playgrounds © Vera Larina/Shutterstock

Visiting grandparents in the time of coronavirus. In Switzerland, meanwhile, grandparents have been told they are allowed to hug their grandchildren, provided they are under the age of ten © Alonafoto/Shutterstock

Even during the toughest of lockdowns, citizens around the world were allowed to get out and about to walk their pets (following all the other restrictions, of course) © Lipatova Maryna/Shutterstock

Newlyweds in face protective masks. According to the Evening Standard, 64 percent of 2020 weddings in the UK could be cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus © LL_studio/Shutterstock

Medical protective masks hang next to coats. Many countries around the world – including Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Morocco and Turkey – have made wearing face masks in public mandatory © Oleksii Skrekoten/Shutterstock

Bad news for anyone advocating the elbow bump: it still involves physical contact, so flouts social-distancing rules. Stay safe, and keep 2m apart © Volurol/Shutterstock

Coronavirus protection at school. We can expect to see new safety measures introduced in schools around the world to protect local populations, including smaller class sizes and staggered start times © Sirisak_baokaew/Shutterstock

Taking a deep breath during lockdown. With reduced industrial output and fewer people travelling except on foot, air quality has improved in cities around the globe, from Beijing to New York © ThirtyPlus/Shutterstock

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