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COVID-19: What eating out will look like

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May 15, 2020 08:54 IST
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Life will hardly remain the same when we get to the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic. Economists and social scientists are predicting lasting changes in the way we live, work and eat.

Already many eateries around the world are adapating to the virus in order to facilitate sales.

 

Here's how dining out will look during the coronavirus pandemic.

People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant that reopened after the easing of restrictions with the implementation of a plastic barrier and social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Customers wearing protective masks, face-shields and gloves to prevent infections following the coronavirus diseaseoutbreak, toast glasses at the cheerleader-themed restaurant 'Cheers One' in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Customers eat lunch next to a table closed for social distancing at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theatres were allowed to reopen to the public as part of the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants in Smyrna, Georgia, US. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

People have lunch in a Taiwanese hot pot style restaurant that reopened after the easing of restrictions with the implementation of a plastic barrier and social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

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

Mannequins costumed in 1940’s era clothing are seated in the dining area of the Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin three star restaurant in the Virginia countryside, in Rappahannock County in Washington, Virginia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Virginia will allow restaurants to reopen at only 50 per cent capacity to maintain social distancing. However, the chef at the restaurant, Patrick O’Connell, plans to keep the mannequins in place when the business reopens on May 29 rather than let the tables sit vacant when diners return. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images
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