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Sealdah Railway station marked with circles to maintain physical distance during bi-weekly lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread, in Kolkata.

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Social distancing stickers pasted on passenger seats as part of preparations ahead of the resumption of Delhi Metro services from Sept. 7 with restrictions, in New Delhi.

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Devotees wearing face masks visit the Kapaleeshwarar temple that was reopened after authorities eased restrictions during Unlock 4.0, in Chennai.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish students study religious texts in a yeshiva, or Jewish seminary, using protective plastic shields set up amid the coronavirus pandemic, that allows the customary practice of learning together with a partner, in Bnei Brak, Israel. Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has been especially hard hit by the country's coronavirus outbreak.

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Devotees offer afternoon prayers (Zuhar) while maintaining social distancing in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

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Delhi Police personnel maintain social distance during the flag-off ceremony of Dhanvantri Rath at PHQ, in New Delhi.

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A glass bar installed on an open vehicle to help the Collector and Police commissioner maintain social distancing during 74th Independence Day celebrations in Coimbatore.

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Indonesian students and their teacher wear face masks as a precaution against the new coronavirus as they study at a class in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A house keeping staff sprays disinfectants inside a mall ahead of its reopening during Unlock 3, in Thane.

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Social distancing stickers pasted on a floor of a mall to help customers maintain social distancing, ahead of its reopening during Unlock 3, in Thane.

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People hold umbrellas as they shop for flowers at a market, in Chennai. Umbrellas were presented by traders association to customers to maintain social distancing and prevent crowding in the market place amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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People sit in painted circles on a meadow on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany. The circles are to ensure that the minimum distance is maintained during the corona pandemic.

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Students maintaining social distancing norms wait to collect their 10th class mark-sheets, at a school in Agartala.

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Devotees wait to perform Abhishek of Lord Shiva at the Kashi Vishwanath temple on the occasion of the first Somwar of the holy month of 'Shravan', in Varanasi.

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People maintain social distancing as they wait outside grocery shops, during total lockdown imposed by the Assam Government to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Guwahati.

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Devotees wait to offer prayers to Lord Shiva at the Kashi Vishwanath temple on the occasion of the first Somwar of the holy month of 'Sawan', in Varanasi.

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People maintain physical distances as thousands gather at a rally supporting the Black Lives Matter and Black Deaths in Custody movements in Sydney.

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A sticker on maintaining social distancing outside a shop at Connaught Place during Unlock 2.0, in New Delhi.

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Customers, adhering to social distancing norms, wait for their orders at Indian Coffee house after it reopened today, during Unlock 2.0, in Kolkata.

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Devotees stand in a queue as they wait to enter Kalighat Kali temple, after it reopened during Unlock 2.0, in Kolkata.

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People stand in a queue to buy essentials from a shop after the state government declared complete lockdown from June 28 to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in Guwahati.

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Saudi movie viewers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as posters showing the social distancing restrictions seen at VOX Cinema hall in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Students sit maintaining social distancing norms as they wait to appear in SSLC examinations at a centre in Bengaluru.

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Agustina, 81, and Pascual, 84, hug and kiss through a plastic film screen to avoid contracting the new coronavirus at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain. The Ballesol Fabra i Puig elderly care center installed the screens to resume relatives' visits to residents 102 days after a strict, nationwide lockdown separated them.

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People wearing masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and maintaining social distancing attend a Yoga class at a park in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A traffic policeman maintains social distancing as he questions commuters on a mic for violating an intensified lockdown, to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai. A 12-day lockdown without previous relaxations began today in Chennai and in a string of other localities in nearby three districts including Chengelpet.

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Mannequins wearing face masks are placed to provide social distancing in a theatre in Madrid, Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced a state ceremony to be held on July 16 to honour more than 27,000 who have died from the coronavirus. The ceremony will be held four months after Spain imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world to respond to the virulent cluster that followed major outbreaks in China and northern Italy.

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Soft toys affixed on the seats of a ferry to help passengers maintain social distancing norms, while travelling between Santipur and Guptipara on the river Hooghly, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Nadia district.

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Members of a Church, adhering to social distancing norms, sing and pray while sitting in their cars after parking them on ground during drive-in worship, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Devotees maintain social distance while waiting in a queue at Sri Dwarkadheesh temple after it re-opened following the ease of lockdown restrictions, in Mathura.

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A worker draws circles at Birla Mandir to help devotees maintain social distance, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A worker draws social distancing markers at a temple ahead of its reopening tomorrow, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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A worker draws circles on a pathway leading to Vindhyavasini temple to help devotees maintain social distance, as religious places are set to open tomorrow, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Mirzapur.

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Stickers to help in maintaining social distancing are seen at Kalka Ji temple ahead of its re-opening for devotees, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Workers during preparation work to help in maintain social distancing at a restaurant ahead of its reopening, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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People maintaining social distancing while wait to collect food at Kalyanpuri, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Delhi.

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Circles drawn on the floor of Jhandewala Mandir to help maintain the social distancing norms, ahead of its reopening, in New Delhi.

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A worker paints circles on the floor of Jhandewala Mandir to help maintain the social distancing norms, ahead of its reopening, in New Delhi.

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A urinal is marked with black tape to prevent use as a measure to encourage safe social distancing in a shopping mall bathroom in Asuncion, Paraguay. The government has eased the lockdown it put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, authorizing the opening of some stores and restaurants as part of a plan coined, "Intelligent Quarantine.”

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Social distancing and wearing masks, with some wearing gloves to guard against the new coronavirus, Muslim men pray at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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A worker paints circles on the floor of Jhandewala Devi Mandir to help maintain the social distancing norms, ahead of its reopening, in New Delhi.

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A worker pastes stickers on a floor to help maintain the social distancing norms while offering prayers at Jama Masjid, during ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Old Delhi.

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People wait or takeaway food outside a popular eatery in Bengaluru.

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Residents, respecting social distancing guidelines, stand in queues to pay housing taxes of the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Dhanbad.

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Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) workers make arrangements to help maintain the social distancing norms inside a bus, ahead of resuming its service from June 1, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Kullu.

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People pray spaced apart to help curb the spread of the coronavirus during a Friday prayer at the Al Barkah Grand Mosque in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims in some parts of Indonesia attended Friday prayers as mosques closed by the coronavirus for weeks were allowed to start reopening in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

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Passengers, maintaining social distancing, wait at lounge area to take a flight at Birsa Munda International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Social distancing markers are seen on the floor outside booking counters of Kempegowda International Airport, amid the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Rectangles designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging social distancing line a city-sanctioned homeless encampment at San Francisco's Civic Center.

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Mannequins are placed to provide social distancing at a restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania. In Vilnius, cafes and restaurants have been allowed to accept customers indoor, however, strict social distancing rules must be kept: the indoor establishments need to ensure a space of five square metres per person. The Lithuanian government extended the nationwide coronavirus quarantine until May 31.

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People eat in a food court divided by plastic sheets in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government continue to ease restrictions related to running business in capital Bangkok that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Special seating arrangement made at the NSCBI Airport to help maintain the social distancing norms, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata. The first repatriation flight to West Bengal under the Vande Bharat Mission landed at the airport on Monday as it brought from Bangladesh 169 people, including 16 in need of medical emergency treatment and a pregnant woman.

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Women maintain social distance while waiting to receive free ration, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Passengers maintain social distance as they arrive to board a special train to Delhi at Howrah station during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Employees queue up to enter Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant, which resumed operations after around 40 days of closure due to the coronavirus-led lockdown, near Gurugram in Haryana.

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People maintain social distance as they wait to enter a platform of New Delhi Railway Station following resumption of passenger train services connecting major cities, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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People put their footwear in squares, painted to maintain social distancing, to reserve their spot while waiting to collect ration, during the ongoing COVID-10 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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People keep their belongings inside circles to reserve their spot in a queue to receive free food during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Konnagar in Hooghly district.

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Sikh gurudwara volunteers use a plank to maintain social distance while distributing food to homeless people, during the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Thane.

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People following social-distancing guidelines wait in queue outside a liquor shop, during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Customers maintain social distance as they stand in a queue outside a shop after authorities allowed shops to open with certain restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Laxmi Nagar in East Delhi.

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Stranded people arriving by a special train from Nasik follow social distancing guidelines as they leave the Charbagh railway station, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Lucknow.

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Migrant workers from Jharkhand maintain social distancing as they are waiting outside Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station to catch a spacial train to their native places, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kerala.

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People maintain social distance as they wait in a queue to receive free food during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Noida sector-34, Uttar Pradesh.

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Children sitting inside circles to reserve their spot in a queue to receive free food during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Noida sector-34, Uttar Pradesh.

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People keep their belongings inside circles to reserve their spot in a queue to receive free food during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Noida sector-34, Uttar Pradesh.

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Labourers maintaining social distance amid concerns over COVID-19 wait for their health check-up at a camp, organised on the occasion of International Workers’ Day, in Chikmagalur.

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Labourers maintaining social distance amid concerns over COVID-19 wait for their health check-up at a camp, organised on the occasion of International Workers’ Day, in Chikmagalur.

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People line up to purchase medicines from a chemist shop amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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People keep their belongings inside circles to reserve their spot in a queue to receive free food during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Nagpur.

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Parents maintain social distance as they stand to collect books and other accessories for their children at a school during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi.

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Students wearing face masks during exam preparation for the Abitur at the JenaPlan School in Jena, Germany. After a compulsory corona break of several weeks, the schools are reopen for high school graduates the federal state Thuringia.

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People queue-up outside at book shop to purchase stationery items, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Patna. Stationery shops are now opened after the Ministry of Home Affairs in its revised lockdown guidelines exempted such establishments along with shops falling under some other categories.

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People following social distancing norms as they wait to buy essential items from shops at a market, during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Jammu.

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People maintain social distance as they wait to board a bus after state authorities eased restrictions on inter-district travel for three days, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Amingaon in Kamrup District of Assam.

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Vegetables shops arranged in specific spaces marked by corporation workers to help maintain social distancing guidelines during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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People wearing mask and maintain social distance while standing in queue outside a bookshop after authorities eased restrictions, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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Applicants sit for the written examination during an insurance planner qualification exam in Seoul, South Korea. The qualification exam was held while maintaining social distancing at the outdoor as part of precaution against the new coronavirus and also all applicants had to wear face masks and had their temperature checked.

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People stand in a queue to buy vegetables and fruits at Byculla market, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Mumbai.

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Vegetable vendors maintain social distancing at a market in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, during the nationwide lockdown, at Gumla district of Jharkhand.

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Devotees maintain social distance as they offer prayers at a mosque, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramzan, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jalandhar.

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A policeman stands guard as people maintaining social distancing wait in a queue to enter a vegetable market during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Jammu.

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People maintain social distancing at a market during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Russian communists and supporters, some of them wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, observe social distancing guidelines as they walk under a snowfall to visit the Mausoleum of the Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, at Moscow's Red Square during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia

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Women maintain social distance as they stand in a queue outside a bank during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at R.S. Pura village near Jammu.

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People practicing social distancing wait for a hair-cut by street barbers during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in east Delhi.

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A bright red robot at the district collectorate in Bulandshahr. The robot is helping people maintain social distancing and minimise spread of coronavirus by dispensing sanitiser to staff and visitors.

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Officials being briefed about a bright red robot at the district collectorate in Bulandshahr. The robot is helping people maintain social distancing and minimise spread of coronavirus by dispensing sanitiser to staff and visitors.

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Employees wearing face masks practice social distancing at an office during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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People practicing social distancing wait in a queue to enter a market during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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People stand in a queue to collect food from volunteers during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Surat.

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People maintain social distance as they make purchases at Ghazipur wholesale vegetable market during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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People following social-distancing guidelines wait in queues outside a government store to collect free ration under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojna, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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Mime artist Chitta Ranjan Satpathy stands on a graffiti and performs a silent play to make people aware on coronavirus, during a nationwide lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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A worker paints circles on a street at Dakshinpuri market of South Delhi during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to buy grocery during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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People maintain social distance as they wait in a queue outside shop to buy essential items from market at Vaishali, Ghaziabad in during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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People maintain social distancing while buying fish at a market during nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar.

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People maintain social distancing while standing in queues to buy essential items from shops at Ghaziabad. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state will be sealing off 15 districts starting from midnight today.

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People maintain social distancing while standing in queues to buy essential items from shops at Ghaziabad. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state will be sealing off 15 districts starting from midnight today.

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