Cities reboot: Urban life in the age of COVID-19

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Downtown is deserted and happy hour is history – the pandemic has upended urban life for billions and futurologists expect a changed cityscape to emerge in the post-viral world.

From home to office, park to pub – all corners of city life have undergone some sort of reboot during COVID-19.

More than 43 million people have been infected by the virus and the death toll tops 1.1 million, according to a global tally by Johns Hopkins University.After months in lockdown, second waves of the novel coronavirus have forced new travel curbs and a messy mosaic of lockdown laws from Madrid to Melbourne.Experts agree cities will never look the same.

+INFO: Thomson Reuters Foundation

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