The Coronavirus Chronicles

The Coronavirus Chronicles

4 min

The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is ending in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, where governments are trying to figure out how best to restart public life and work. So how are people managing this “new normal”?

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As we enter this next phase in the pandemic, this will be the last episode in the “The Coronavirus Chronicle” series for now. We hear from Joanna Satanowska who lives in Warsaw.

Sam Robinson, 34, lives in London and has been here through the coronavirus crisis, which has hit the UK especially hard.

Anja Medved lives in a small town in Slovenia on the Italian border.

After being stuck at home for seven weeks, Anthony Martin and his family now have a little freedom to move around in their Barcelona neighborhood.

Michaela Tomberger lives in the scenic Austrian alpine town of Kitzbühel. The 47-year-old Austrian loves skiing, which ended early this year due to the pandemic.

Ida Sandberg lives in Leiden, Netherlands. Her company offers roadside assistance and help to travelers in need.

Guillermo Donato lives in Manerbio, a small town in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, which was the hardest hit by the coronavirus in the country.

For Joanna Bridges, 59, and her husband, who live in a picturesque market town in the Pyrenees foothills, one challenge is the clampdown on being outdoors.

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