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13 Jun 2020
France is continuing to cautiously open up following a nearly two-month lockdown. In Paris, there's a welcome sense of normalcy as people once again fill the capital's famous café terraces. Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot explore how that works with social distancing rules. Also, the Eiffel Tower and cinemas are getting ready to re-open, but strict hygiene rules will apply there too. Finally, will the French be able to celebrate the cherished Fête de la musique music festival? Find out in this edition of French Connections.
21 May 2020
The pandemic has been brutal for the world’s pubs, which were shut quickly due to social distancing. This has been particularly painful in Ireland, where they are critical to the country’s economic and social life.
21 May 2020
Social distancing measures have hampered efforts to keep millions of people safe as the "super cyclone" threatens to make landfall within hours. Heavy rain has begun and widespread destruction is feared.
18 May 2020
In this edition, we take you inside the parallel world of the metaverse Second Life. No pun intended, but with the lockdown and social distancing imposed during the current pandemic, the virtual platform is seeking a second life!
5 May 2020
Against the backdrop of social distancing and quarantines, LGBTIQA+ people in Berlin are going online to support marginalized individuals, especially the elderly and the sick.
5 May 2020
Nigeria's main cities of Lagos and Abuja see an easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, but many businesses are still shut and social distancing measures remain in place. Our correspondent tells us more. Meanwhile, South Africa also sees some businesses reopen after five weeks of lockdown. Plus, charities and organisations in Morocco come together to support those in need during Ramadan. In a country where the informal economy accounts for more than 20 percent of GDP, the lockdown has been tough for many people, as our correspondents report.
1 May 2020
German companies have applied for state aid to cover the salaries of a record 10.1 million on shorter hours. Social distancing restrictions are set to be extended for at least another week. Follow DW for the latest.
1 May 2020
An Indian school drop-out has built a motorbike with a one-metre gap between the rider and the passenger to drive home the importance of social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic.
29 Apr 2020
Getting overly paranoid during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here is how you can practice social distancing.
28 Apr 2020
Muslim worshippers pray while respecting the social distancing restrictions next to the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque. Saudi Arabia partially lifted its curfew but said it would maintain a round-the-clock lockdown in the holy city of Mecca.
23 Apr 2020
Despite mandating social distancing, issuing travel guidelines, and ordering curfews and lockdowns in major cities, African countries continue to record COVID-19 cases across the continent. Here are the reasons Covid-19 is bad for Africa.
21 Apr 2020
Social distancing is mandatory these days, and those looking to connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to social media sites. Have they suddenly become a force for good?

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