DESPARDES — It’s estimated that
about a third of the world’s population is under lockdown in their own homes, and, in many countries, social distancing is being enforced by the police. However, people still need to go out to buy food and medicine. Here’s a selection of images showing social distancing in practice across the globe.
Food to go: Bangkok delivery drivers wait for orders at a food store in Thailand’s capital.
Waiting room: Passengers at Miami International Airport distance from one another after flights to New York were cancelled because of the high number of coronavirus cases in the city.
Keeping faith: Worshipers at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond, Washington, US.
Free Ration: People stand on circles marked on the ground to maintain social distancing as they wait to collect a free dry ration during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Quetta, Pakistan.
Breaking news: Journalists wait to hear the outcome of a meeting about coronavirus economic aid legislation at the US Congress in Washington DC.
Meals apart: Nurses line up for donated lunches in London, UK.
Gaza: A Palestinian man wearing a mask as a means of protection against the coronavirus COVID-19, sits on the seashore.
Call of nature: Waiting for their turn at a public toilet in Sindh, Pakistan
Outdoor space: People stand 1 meter apart as they queue to buy groceries in Colombo, Sri Lanka, during a break in a government-imposed coronavirus curfew.
Travel: People sit on areas designated by red cross marks to ensure social distancing inside a light rapid transit train in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia.
Social circles: Grocery shoppers keep a safe distance in Kolkata, India.
Social distancing in the global village