Coronavirus picture's editor selection #3

written by Piotr Kala

updated 21.05.2020


As countries around the world are looking to bring travellers tentatively back to their shores, the industry is introducing a raft of new safety measures relating to Covid-19. While there's still debate about whether airlines should be leaving middle seats empty – in Malaysia and Indonesia planes must be half-empty, while the EU and the USA have deigned to make it mandatory – airports are introducing their own measures. In Las Vegas airport you can even buy PPE from a vending machine © NaruFoto/Shutterstock


A closed café in the centre of Varna in Bulgaria. The country has recently extended its travel restrictions until at least 14 June © Annado/Shutterstock

Nigerian lady wearing face mask prevent, prevented herself from the outbreak in her society

A Nigerian girls dons a face mask. The first Covid-19 case in the African nation was detected on 27 February; with reports of fresh cases in Nigeria's most populous state, Kano, President Muhammadu Buhari has extended lockdown in the area until the end of May © vic josh/Shutterstock

Playgrounds are quarantined during the coronovirus

A playground quarantined during the coronovirus crisis in Warsaw, Poland. The country – which reacted swiftly to the outbreak – began easing some of its lockdown restrictions as early as 20 April © Miwasan/Shutterstock

Dining time in restaurant with separated of shield plastic partition, protect coronavirus inflection. social distancing, new normal and life after covid-19 pandemic

Socially distanced dining enforced via a plastic shield partition. Creative solutions of this kind could represent the new normal in a post-Covid world © Jo Panuwat D/Shutterstock


An apartment for sale in Spain. Property markets around the world have suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, where purchasing chains have been broken and moving plans frustrated. Many construction sites have had to close temporarily, while sellers have pulled their properties from the market. Fears of a post-Covid house-price crash are real © No-Mad/Shutterstock


Blossoms in Georgia. As a heatwave grips parts of Europe – coupled with a spring in full bloom – people are flocking to parks and outside spaces as lockdowns ease © Dima_Skorina/Shutterstock

Video call in pandemic times, gesturing "Hi" to friend

Internet and technology have been more important than ever before in keeping in touch with friends and family around the world during the coronavirus pandemic. But how technology is helping out in these trying times goes way beyond Zoom and video-chat, from robot deliveries to distance learning and the use of 3D-printing © ThirtyPlus/Shutterstock


Re-opening shop after coronavirus pandemic in Thailand. The country has contained coronavirus successfully, with just 56 recorded deaths © Cat Box/Shutterstock

Top image: Backpacker travelling in the ancient town of Kashan, Iran © Grigvovan/Shutterstock

Piotr Kala

written by Piotr Kala

updated 21.05.2020

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