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Eating together apart: Restaurants reopen as lockdowns ease

A woman poses under a Plex'Eat prototype plexiglass bubble by designer Christophe Gernigon, which surrounds diners to protect them from the coronavirus, during a presentation in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, near Paris, as restaurants in France prepare to reopen, May 20.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier    

A woman poses under a Plex'Eat prototype plexiglass bubble by designer Christophe Gernigon, which surrounds diners to protect them from the coronavirus, during a presentation in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, near Paris, as restaurants in France prepare to...more

A woman poses under a Plex'Eat prototype plexiglass bubble by designer Christophe Gernigon, which surrounds diners to protect them from the coronavirus, during a presentation in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, near Paris, as restaurants in France prepare to reopen, May 20.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier    
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Customers toast beers behind a plastic transparent board at Kichiri Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan, May 19.   REUTERS/Issei Kato

Customers toast beers behind a plastic transparent board at Kichiri Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan, May 19. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Customers toast beers behind a plastic transparent board at Kichiri Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan, May 19. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant that reopened with the implementation of a plastic barrier and social distancing measures after the easing of restrictions  in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8.  
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People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant that reopened with the implementation of a plastic barrier and social distancing measures after the easing of restrictions in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant that reopened with the implementation of a plastic barrier and social distancing measures after the easing of restrictions in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Models and family members eat at a restaurant testing  safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in which guests can dine in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Models and family members eat at a restaurant testing safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in which guests can dine in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Models and family members eat at a restaurant testing safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in which guests can dine in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier
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People sit in a restaurant in Milan, as shops and restaurants are allowed to reopen in Italy, May 18. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

People sit in a restaurant in Milan, as shops and restaurants are allowed to reopen in Italy, May 18. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

People sit in a restaurant in Milan, as shops and restaurants are allowed to reopen in Italy, May 18. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia, May 20. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque    

Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia, May 20. REUTERS/Kevin...more

Executive Assistant Jessie Dawson sits among mannequins occupying some tables so diners will not feel isolated when The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three-star restaurant, reopens shortly in Washington, Virginia, May 20. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque    
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Guests have lunch in a noodle restaurant that reopened with social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 6. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Guests have lunch in a noodle restaurant that reopened with social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 6. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Guests have lunch in a noodle restaurant that reopened with social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 6. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A Swedish couple is opening a 'COVID-19-safe' pop-up restaurant in a meadow with one chair and one table in Ransater, Sweden. There are no waiters and the food is brought to the table in a basket from the restaurant window via a pulley system. Picture taken March 26.     Linda Karlsson/via REUTERS

A Swedish couple is opening a 'COVID-19-safe' pop-up restaurant in a meadow with one chair and one table in Ransater, Sweden. There are no waiters and the food is brought to the table in a basket from the restaurant window via a pulley system....more

A Swedish couple is opening a 'COVID-19-safe' pop-up restaurant in a meadow with one chair and one table in Ransater, Sweden. There are no waiters and the food is brought to the table in a basket from the restaurant window via a pulley system. Picture taken March 26. Linda Karlsson/via REUTERS
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People have lunch in a Taiwanese hot pot style restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4.  
 REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People have lunch in a Taiwanese hot pot style restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People have lunch in a Taiwanese hot pot style restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A server with protective gear serves food to models pretending to be clients at safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A server with protective gear serves food to models pretending to be clients at safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A server with protective gear serves food to models pretending to be clients at safe 'quarantine greenhouses' in Amsterdam, May 5. REUTERS/Eva Plevier
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Customers eat lunch next to a table closed for social distancing at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public in Smyrna, Georgia, April 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Customers eat lunch next to a table closed for social distancing at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public in Smyrna, Georgia, April 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Customers eat lunch next to a table closed for social distancing at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public in Smyrna, Georgia, April 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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People have lunch in a Taiwanese hot pot style restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4. REUTERS/Jorge Silva  

People have lunch in a Taiwanese hot pot style restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4. REUTERS/Jorge Silva  

People have lunch in a Taiwanese hot pot style restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4. REUTERS/Jorge Silva  
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Barbegon, mascots of the 'Bar.B.Q Plaza' restaurant occupy seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Barbegon, mascots of the 'Bar.B.Q Plaza' restaurant occupy seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Barbegon, mascots of the 'Bar.B.Q Plaza' restaurant occupy seats as part of social distancing measures in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People enjoy their meal at a restaurant in Beijing, May 7.    REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People enjoy their meal at a restaurant in Beijing, May 7. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People enjoy their meal at a restaurant in Beijing, May 7. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Alberto Iannelli and Fabio Andreotti, owners of Nuova Fiorentina restaurant, test the protective plexiglass screen that was installed, in Rome, Italy, April 28.  
  REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Alberto Iannelli and Fabio Andreotti, owners of Nuova Fiorentina restaurant, test the protective plexiglass screen that was installed, in Rome, Italy, April 28. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Alberto Iannelli and Fabio Andreotti, owners of Nuova Fiorentina restaurant, test the protective plexiglass screen that was installed, in Rome, Italy, April 28. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Customers wearing protective masks, face-shields and gloves toast glasses at the cheerleader-themed restaurant 'Cheers One' in Tokyo, Japan, May 11. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Customers wearing protective masks, face-shields and gloves toast glasses at the cheerleader-themed restaurant 'Cheers One' in Tokyo, Japan, May 11. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Customers wearing protective masks, face-shields and gloves toast glasses at the cheerleader-themed restaurant 'Cheers One' in Tokyo, Japan, May 11. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, May 8. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People have lunch in a noodle restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 6. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch in a noodle restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 6. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People have lunch in a noodle restaurant that reopened in Bangkok, Thailand, May 6. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Fabio Andreotti and Alberto Iannelli, owners of Nuova Fiorentina restaurant, measure the distance between tables to maintain social distancing between guests, in Rome, Italy, April 28. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Fabio Andreotti and Alberto Iannelli, owners of Nuova Fiorentina restaurant, measure the distance between tables to maintain social distancing between guests, in Rome, Italy, April 28. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Fabio Andreotti and Alberto Iannelli, owners of Nuova Fiorentina restaurant, measure the distance between tables to maintain social distancing between guests, in Rome, Italy, April 28. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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