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.

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This UV Handrail Sterilizer On An Escalator In Hong Kong

This UV Handrail Sterilizer On An Escalator In Hong Kong

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

this should become common

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

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

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Kwj
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1 month ago

We also have it inside the stores here in Denmark.

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#3

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

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

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Kateryna
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1 month ago

Hope they actually disinfect each one after use

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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.

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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

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

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Kateryna
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1 month ago

I go to a private school in China, and all they do for us is measure temperature and provide hand sanitizer.

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#5

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

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

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

They look sort of....bored ;)

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#6

Robot Deliver The Food In A Restaurant Of Beijing

Robot Deliver The Food In A Restaurant Of Beijing

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Bored Person
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1 month ago

That is so cool and safe

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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

Bar In Germany Installed A Spit Guard Between Patrons And Employees

Bar In Germany Installed A Spit Guard Between Patrons And Employees

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Inga Viviane
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually, those things are currently in taxis, supermarkets, pharmacys, doctors offices..... Its not only bars.

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#8

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

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

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Anggi Santika
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1 month ago

This should be everywhere!

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#9

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

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

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Solrac
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1 month ago

The fold is too low.

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#10

Restaurant In Spain Just Posted Their Menu To Instagram

Restaurant In Spain Just Posted Their Menu To Instagram

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Ani Archeron
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1 month ago

simple but effective way to avoid everyone touching the same things

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#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

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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Clove Kentwell
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1 month ago

Can I wear one all the time?

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#12

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

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

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Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

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#13

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

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

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Ian Smith
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1 month ago

Unless they're changing that get up between customers it's not going to stop the spread of disease.

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#14

Kings Heath And Erdington High Streets Now Have More Space

Kings Heath And Erdington High Streets Now Have More Space

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Aaaaand people are in the middle of the sidewalk carefully avoiding the extra space that's been created....

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#15

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

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

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J Rob
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1 month ago

6 feet is 6 feet. I don't think those little shields are of much help.

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#16

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

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

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Esther G
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1 month ago

Who knows what these chemicals actually do to your lungs?

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#17

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

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

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borasa 1
Community Member
1 month ago

that is of great essence of them to do that, not anywhere you go in would be like that, really I will be the first to know I have heard it from here in hong kong' they sure know how to treat their people!

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#18

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

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

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Hope Floats
Community Member
1 month ago

My heart goes out to all women going through the menopause.. Ha ha ha...

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
1 month ago

You're laughing but I'm worried. What to do with anyone who has any of the million other causes of a slightly higher temperature? I had a slight fever last summer when I had an infected foot. That's not Covid, but it would still single me out as a threat now. #worried

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Veronika Knoll
Community Member
1 month ago

Pointless and creates a false sense of safety. Far from everyone infected develops symptoms, even when they do, the symptoms do not necessarily include fever, and people who are going to develop symptoms can infect others at least a couple of days before the illness breaks out.

Kristina Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree. Pointless. People can infect other people for 2 weeks before symptoms show. And some infected people never develop symptoms but can still make other people sick. And I heard someone theorized that 1 infected person infects 2 people on average per day. In a mall I bet it would spread faster. But. Say it's 2 new infections a day from the 1st infected person. So at the end of day 1, you would have 3 total people sick. On day 2, you have 9 sick. Day 3: 27. Day 4: 81. Day 5: 243. Etc. If even 1 person in the world is infected, this thing will keep spreading. I say, if people feel unsafe and want to stay home, they should be supported in that. If people feel it's fine to go back to normal life, they shouldn't be punished. Let people choose and experience the natural consequences for better or worse. Let people live how they want to.

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Ian Smith
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1 month ago

The robot transforms and captures anyone with a fever.

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Warning! Warning! Got a hot one!

John Spitz
Community Member
1 month ago

"True 5G" ???

DKS 001
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1 month ago

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free cancer scan (cancer gives off heat, thus the use of thermal imagine)

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#19

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

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

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Lyone Fein
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1 month ago

Kind of what my doctor's waiting room looked like this morning.....chairs all spaced out.

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#20

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

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

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Dippin Dot
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1 month ago

And yet they still share a plate of whatever it is they are ordering.

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#21

Pool Noodle Hats, Germany

Pool Noodle Hats, Germany

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Inga Viviane
Community Member
1 month ago

It was meant as a funny thing for the opening, it is not normal.

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#22

Austrian Supermarket Taking Precautions

Austrian Supermarket Taking Precautions

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Scarlett Bara
Community Member
1 month ago

First the customer gets his hands sentizised, then he gets a mask (right picture) only with mask and sentizised hands you are allowed to go to a supermarket in Austria!

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#23

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

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

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Adam C
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1 month ago

Look more like factory workers than students.

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#24

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

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

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panda to nobody
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1 month ago (edited)

Just pray at home if you have to. No need to go to a church.

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#25

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

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

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Daria B
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1 month ago

This one is important regardless of coronavirus, to prevent gore accidents....

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#26

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

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

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

They will not be temporary. You better get used to a new society.

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#27

Temperature Check & Sign-In At A Private Club

Temperature Check & Sign-In At A Private Club

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Sanne Roovers
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1 month ago

Private club for what?

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#28

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

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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Ian Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Hope the condiments get replaced for every customer...

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#29

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

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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Anggi Santika
Community Member
1 month ago

I think it's not registering name... In China now it's common to have your last 14 days whereabout checked upon entering a place. They do it by scanning QR code and checking the phone number used. It's the new normal. Either you do it or you don't get in.

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#30

Every Other Seat At Starbucks Taped Off, Hong Kong

Every Other Seat At Starbucks Taped Off, Hong Kong

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

A whole tree for one drink.

#31

The Lunch Room At Asus Computers In Taipei

The Lunch Room At Asus Computers In Taipei

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More!
Community Member
1 month ago

They are sat shoulder to shoulder, useless barriers!

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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

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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TM McKeny
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd rather have them sanitizing their hands regularly than wearing gloves for extended periods of time and doing everything with them on. Seriously, watch someone for a few minutes who's wearing gloves.

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