Society

Life on lockdown in Barcelona

In Spain locals are singing with their neighbours, weed dealers are creating “virtual dispensaries” on Instagram, crime has dropped by a staggering 70 per cent and local wildlife roams the streets. Writer Tim Smith shares his observations.

Society

Life on Lockdown in Bangkok

A cancelled new year festival. Idling pad thai vendors and tuk tuk drivers. Deserted bars and massage parlours. No tourists. For one teenage resident, Thailand’s capital is a ghost of its vibrant former self.

Society

Life on lockdown in Naples

Crooners on balconies. Entrepreneurial drug dealers. Keeping calm and carrying on making fresh pasta. A Brit in Naples reports from Europe’s most self-isolated country.

Society

Life on lockdown in Amsterdam

Cannabis café closures. Designated social areas in public parks. Police patrolling on bikes and boats and hefty fines for breaking the rules. Georgia Boal-Russell – the newly self-titled “Erin Brockovich of hygiene” – reports from The Netherlands.

Society

Life on lockdown in Tunisia

Two hundred working hospital beds. Fifteen per cent unemployment. Poverty rates that only the privileged could ignore. Tunisia is stable, but it’s still under lockdown.

Society

Life on lockdown in Berlin

Positive measures to protect the arts. Uplifting community initiatives. A newly cashless society. Despite Berlin’s general reluctance to abide by rules, the city's instructions around COVID-19 have struck a chord. Photographer Carys Huws weighs in.

Society

Life after lockdown in Copenhagen

Denmark was the first European country to reopen schools. And downtown Copenhagen is full of people once again allowed to go to the pubs (remember those?). But was the success of Danish social isolation partly achieved by a troubling form of national isolation?

Society

Life on lockdown in New York

Chinatown was once a busy, dissonant hotspot of downtown, with tenants piled on top of each other. Now it’s an empty lot, free of commerce and devoid of all human activity.

Society

Life after lockdown in New Zealand

The claims that it’s beaten Covid-19 might not be entirely accurate, but New Zealand is one of the first countries to start easing lockdown. Is there dancing – or even just socialising – in the streets? Not quite…


Culture

A post-lockdown guide to Berlin

With Germany on the quarantine-free travel list. We asked photographer and Berghain doorman Sven Marquardt to curate a coronavirus-friendly itinerary for your next trip to Berlin.

Culture

A post-lockdown guide to Lisbon

As countries open their borders for quarantine-free travel, including Portugal, we asked Portuguese DJ and naive record label owner Violet to curate a coronavirus-friendly itinerary for your next trip.

Culture

A post-lockdown guide to Athens

As countries open their borders for quarantine-free travel, including Greece. We asked writer and model Nassia Matsa to curate a coronavirus-friendly itinerary for your next trip.

Life

Love in Lockdown: A‑Z

Shagging, wanking, getting off, getting on, listening to erotica, necking vodka, PornHub, dicks, knobs, tits and a bit of foreplay. How’s your love life looking during lockdown?

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