This Is How Reopening Looks Around The World And It’s Different From What We’re Seeing In The US (32 Pics)

After months of misery, cabin fever, sheer boredom, and the surprising allure of staying in, the world is slowly returning to normal. With Germany, Finland, Austria, Italy, Spain, and more European countries easing their quarantine restrictions, the end feels closer than ever.

But don’t be fooled. Nobody is out and about doing what they please. There’re many protective measures implemented to make sure everyone is protected. From hand-sanitizing stations and glass partitions in the gyms to robots measuring body temperature, these countries know it’s better safe than sorry. Let’s take a look at some of the most motivational reopening pictures that are setting the safety standard high for Opening Up America Again.

#1 Gym In Hong Kong, Glassseparate The Cardio Machines To Help Prevent Droplets From Spreading

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#2 Danish Supermarket Has A Hand-Washing Station Set Up Outside For Shoppers

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#3 Chinese Student Returning To School, Someone First Sprays Disinfectant On Shoes, Then Sanitizes Hands, Spray Sterilizes His Clothes And Backpack And A Robot Scans His Eyes, Hands, And Throat

The World Health Organisation warns that the transition out of lockdown will be a complex and uncertain phase. “Challenges and circumstances vary from country to country and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.”

While many European countries wish to return the economy to its normal state, “it’s important to be clear that this will be a gradual process, requiring strict monitoring and a possible reintroduction of measures should there be a new increase in cases,” commented Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe.

#4 You Have To Stand In Front Of The Thermal Monitor Before Getting Takeout At Mcdonald’s

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#5 Sanitizer Spraying A Safe, Food-Grade Disinfectant Helps Kill Bacteria, Viruses, And Fungi In The Air

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#6 This UV Handrail Sterilizer On An Escalator In Hong Kong

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Meanwhile in the US, President Trump has introduced the guidelines for Opening Up America Again, which is a 3-phase reopening approach based on advice from health experts. The guidelines emphasize maintaining good personal hygiene, developing policies to ensure social distancing, testing, and contact tracing throughout all 3 phases.

Phase 1 mostly includes the current lockdown measures, but says that large venues “can operate under strict physical distancing protocols.” Phase 2 allows non-essential travel to resume. Phase 3 suggests that the states that are still detecting a downward trend in coronavirus cases could allow “public interactions.” Visits to hospitals and care homes could then be resumed. Bars would be allowed to increase their room capacity. The full guidelines can be read here.

#7 Restaurant In Spain Just Posted Their Menu To Instagram

#8 Pool Noodle Hats, Germany

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#9 In China Students Eat Lunch By Themselves, With Dividers Set Up Between Them

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#10 Barbers Wear Full-Body Protective Suits While Cutting People's Hair In Bangladesh

#11 Students At Yangzheng Primary School In Hangzhou Wear DIY “One-Meter Hats” On The First Day Of The New Semester. The Headmaster Said The Initiative Aims To Help Students Get Accustomed To Social

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#12 Austrian Supermarket Taking Precautions

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#13 Mall In Bangkok Uses A Robot To Measure People's Body Temperatures As They Pass By

#14 Each Student Has A Clear Tri-Fold Board Around Their Desk

#15 Starbucks In Taipei, Taiwan, Customers Are Greeted With An Automatic Hand Sanitizer, And Shared Tables Are Sectioned Off With Dividers

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#16 Hong Kong Restaurants Offer You A Bag To Store Your Mask While Eating

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#17 Bar In Germany Installed A Spit Guard Between Patrons And Employees

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#18 Tables At This Restaurant In Japan Have An Acrylic Barrier Down The Middle

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#19 Pews Are Taped Off To Enforce Social Distancing At A Church In Spain

#20 Temperature Check & Sign-In At A Private Club

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#21 Stand Behind The Yellow Line And 2 Metres Apart: Monday Commute

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#22 Kings Heath And Erdington High Streets Now Have More Space

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#23 Maison Saigon Placed Plush Pandas In The Restaurant So That People Have To Sit At A Safe Distance

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#24 UV Sanitizer That Gym-Goers Can Use To Clean Their Phones

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#25 Robot Deliver The Food In A Restaurant Of Beijing

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#26 The Lunch Room At Asus Computers In Taipei

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#27 Yardbird In Hong Kong - We Just Designed These Retrofitted (Hopefully Temporary) Panels For Their Booths

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#28 McDonald's In Beijing. Temperature Check And Name / Phone Registration Inside Door. All Staff, Including At The Visible Open Kitchen, Wear Masks. Temperature Of Staff Listed On Takeout Items

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#29 Beijing Local Chain Restaurant For Baozi Called Qingfeng, That's What They Have Done For Social Distancing

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#30 In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Din Tai Fung Makes Tables 5 Feet Apart(As Required By Law). Staffs Wear Surgical Masks The Whole Time To Prevent Aerosol Spreading

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#31 Every Other Seat At Starbucks Taped Off, Hong Kong

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#32 Masks But No Gloves, They Still Have The Folding Table And Stools If People Want To Sit Down. I’ve Only Seen One Group Of 2 Sitting This Week

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