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May 26, 2020
by Jean Gaumy
After two months of lockdown related to the Covid-19 epidemic, on May 11th, 2020, 85% of French schools reopened in accordance with the health protocol provided by the Ministry of Education and the prefectures. Thus, 1.5 million students returned to school, having to respect the rules of physical distancing.
A week later, on May 18th, it was the middle school students from the 6th and 5th grades (aged... More...
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May 19, 2020
by Harry Gruyaert
With the pandemic spreading around the world and following lockdowns everywhere, movement and travel have been bought to a standstill. Analysts have highlighted how our travel habits and the need for a moving economy led to the rapid global spread of Covid-19. Closing borders and restricting voyages has been the very first response of most nations in reaction to the pandemic and airports everywhere,... More...
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May 19, 2020
by Stuart Franklin
“They are all dead.” These chilling words were relayed to Dr Louise Robinson by her team of trainee medics at 10 AM on April 6. Louise, a palliative care consultant at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, west London, had left her family home 20 minutes earlier and walked to work in the spring sunshine. Now she was receiving the update from six despondent young doctors in the hospital’s... More...
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May 12, 2020
by Bruno Barbey
As deconfinement announced for Monday, May 11, and its ensuing freedoms approach, Bruno Barbey captures Parisians late afternoon, at the time they are allowed to move briefly near their home , from 19h to 21h in the streets of an almost deserted capital.
Even if these last days show a slight decline in the respect of barriers and an increase in the time spent outside, nevertheless, Paris remains one... More...
From the Archive
May 5, 2020
by Magnum Photographers
May 8th, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany's surrender.

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May 5, 2020
by Stuart Franklin
The number of coronavirus fatalities worldwide has surpassed 200,000, according the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University. The rise comes after the UK reported more than 900 deaths in the last week of April 2020, becoming the fifth country to record more than 20,000 after the US, Italy, Spain, and France.
The capacities of the health systems are under pressure worldwide. In the UK the intensive... More...
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May 5, 2020
by Rafal Milach
With the May 10th presidential elections approaching, the Polish government lifted some lockdown policies which had been put in place to contain the spread of Covid19. As of April 19th, the population is now allowed to access shops and public parks. The May election has long been hailed as the make-or-break moment for Poland but some European leaders have accused the Polish government of manipulating... More...
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