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Corona around the world - and back: may we invite you on a trip?

2020-10-18T11:49:01.222Z

Going on vacation is difficult right now. For some people just go outside. You don't need a mask for this excursion - you stay at home. And are still there.



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Let's start the trip in South Korea's capital Seoul.

There was a downward trend in new infections in the past week - and the country relaxed the rules to avoid social contact.

At this moment, this man is apparently still sitting alone in front of this balloon installation.

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Lee Jin-man / AP

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And look how beautiful it is in South Korea right now.

These are cosmos.

Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP

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Have you ever been to Bucharest?

Now it is you, right in the middle of a performance by the Jewish State Theater.

You see: An actress (with a mask!) During the premiere of the play "The beautiful days of my youth".

It is based on the diary of the Romanian-Jewish Holocaust survivor Ana Novac.

Photo: Andreea Alexandru / AP

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We're making a detour to Tobati, Paraguay.

This is Ronnie, ten years old.

He works by his father's side in a small brick factory.

In the region, the school closings that lasted until December have meant that children and young people work more - and longer.

Photo: Jorge Saenz / AP

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It's a little brighter here, in the Great Mosque in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

There, too, it is obviously clear: meet others, exchange ideas, pray, everything is possible - but at a distance.

Photo: SAUDI PRESS AGENCY / VIA REUTERS

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A little detour to Johannesburg: Here volunteers from an NGO prepare food parcels that are to be distributed in the country.

The pandemic hit South Africa economically and socially with full force: The economy shrank by 16 percent in the second quarter, millions of people are fighting for their existence.

Photo: LUCA SOLA / AFP

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In this neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, school continues - subject to conditions.

All students, like here at the Rising Sun Children School, have to wear a mouth and nose cover to prevent the virus from spreading, at least in the classroom.

Photo: BENSON IBEABUCHI / AFP

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You are now at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City.

After international flight operations were resumed last week after seven months, the motto for those arriving and departing is: first take a fever.

Photo: STR / AFP

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Let's take a look at Bratislava: Here people, including soccer hooligans and right-wing extremists, protest against the Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic and the Corona precautionary measures.

In the midst of an increase in the number of infections, Matovic had announced that he would soon want to carry out even more tests on the residents.

Photo: VLADIMIR SIMICEK / AFP

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These men have gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The number of new infections remains extremely high in Israel.

A three-week lockdown has been in effect in the country since Friday - this picture was taken in the days before.

Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

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Are you coming to Cuba?

There, the restrictions have just been eased again - in the hope that this will stimulate the economy.

Photo: Ramon Espinosa / dpa

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Oh, you beautiful Paris.

But the corona virus and rising numbers are forcing the city to adopt drastic rules again: bars and cafes are closed again, private meetings have been severely restricted.

There is great anger among restaurateurs.

Photo: Luc Nobout / imago images / IP3press

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Family outing in Pakistan?

But don't forget your mask: Even in the largest city in the country, Karachi, there is a duty.

Photo: SHAHZAIB AKBER / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

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There isn't really anything going on in Prague.

You guessed it: restrictions apply until the beginning of November.

Public life takes place under certain conditions.

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Bloomberg / Bloomberg via Getty Images

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In Austria, the place Kuchl in the Salzburger Land was quarantined because of the new corona infections.

With a few exceptions, entry and exit from the community with around 7,000 inhabitants is no longer allowed until November 1, said Salzburg's regional chief Wilfried Haslauer.

We'd better move on.

Photo: Barbara Gindl / picture alliance / dpa

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Are you still there?

Here, a long way further on, namely in Singapore, the virtual journey ends.

This customer service employee goes his way at Jewel Changi Airport - which has been voted "Best Airport in the World" for the eighth time in a row by the British management consultancy Skytrax.

And you can now, at least almost, say: I've been there before.

Photo: WALLACE WOON / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

Source: spiegel

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