October 19, 2021

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In some countries, coronaviruses are still mounting, with authorities struggling to respond to surges in cases and deaths. In other places, people return to normal life. This is what looks like a pandemic throughout the world.

In America, many protests occurred.

Friday is Labor Day, and employees from various large companies including Amazon and Whole Foods are on strike – demanding better wages, suspension of leases and government protection for important workers at the forefront of the pandemic.

Activists participated in the May Day protest in Washington. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

There were also protests on the other side of the spectrum – people were angry because the government ordered the beaches and businesses to be closed. People held rallies in Massachusetts, California, Nevada and other places, calling the mandatory closure “fascism” and “tyranny.”

A protester outside Massachusetts State House in Boston on May 1.
A protester outside Massachusetts State House in Boston on May 1. Credit: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

In Australia, restrictions have been relaxed in some countries, and the federal government is considering ending national lockup earlier. In the state of Queensland, residents are now allowed to go out for recreational activities such as picnics or boating.

While people are still expected to observe social distance, residents flocked out of the house today, wanting fresh air after weeks at home.

People walk and skate along the Burleigh Heads beach on the Gold Coast, Australia, on May 2.
People walk and skate along the Burleigh Heads beach on the Gold Coast, Australia, on May 2. Credit: Chris Hyde / Getty Images

In China, the business was reopened and people carefully resumed their normal lives. Some of the most iconic tourist attractions in Beijing, such as the Forbidden City, have also reopened – despite new restrictions, such as restrictions on daily visitors.

A Chinese tourist wears a mask in the Forbidden City of Beijing on May 1.
A Chinese tourist wears a mask in the Forbidden City of Beijing on May 1. Credit: Kevin Frayer / Getty Images

In spain, authorities are preparing to relax restrictions after seven weeks of national emergency. Most people will be able to do limited sporting activities or short walks every day under loose guidelines.

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With the number of cases dropping slowly, Madrid authorities closed the emergency hospital on Friday. The field hospital treated more than 4,000 people during its 41-day operation.

Ifema Emergency Hospital was closed on May 1 in Madrid, Spain.
Ifema Emergency Hospital was closed on May 1 in Madrid, Spain. Credits: Community of Madrid through Getty Images