Oddly Beautiful Pictures of Social Distancing
Between mask-clad crowds and deserted landscapes, the coronavirus pandemic has created some remarkable sights we’ve never seen before
Amid the chaos, there are pockets of beauty that illustrate how people are coping with the times. Below are some oddly striking scenes from around Asia.
At a Catholic church in Borongan town, Eastern Samar province in central Philippines, churchgoers sit apart from one another, separated by yellow tape strapped onto the seats.
Social distancing markers at a food outlet in Singapore.
At a drive-thru coronavirus clinic in Daegu, South Korea, medical staff take samples from passengers with symptoms of the coronavirus. As drivers do not need to get out of their cars, these drive-thru coronavirus clinics lower the risk of infection and speed up the testing process.
On a train in South Sumatra, Indonesia, commuters sit far apart from one another, with red ‘X’s taped onto seats as a measure of social distancing.
Urinals at an Ikea outlet in Singapore are marked to encourage shoppers to practice safe distancing.
A basket for people to donate, or take for free food, as Italy struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus disease in Naples.
Motorbike food delivery drivers wait to pick up orders in organized social distancing chairs in the Central Plaza Pinklao Mall in Bangkok.