Credit by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images | Areas marked for safe distancing at a shopping mall in Singapore.
Oddly Beautiful Pictures of Social Distancing
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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.

Image: ALREN BERONIO / AFP
Image: ALREN BERONIO / AFP

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.

Image: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images
Image: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Social distancing markers at a food outlet in Singapore. 

Image: YONHAP / AFP
Image: YONHAP / AFP

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.

Image: ABDUL QODIR / AFP
Image: ABDUL QODIR / AFP

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.

Image: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images
Image: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Urinals at an Ikea outlet in Singapore are marked to encourage shoppers to practice safe distancing.

Image: REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
Image: REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

A basket for people to donate, or take for free food, as Italy struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus disease in Naples.

Image: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images
Image: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Motorbike food delivery drivers wait to pick up orders in organized social distancing chairs in the Central Plaza Pinklao Mall in Bangkok.

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