People wearing face masks hug at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art as it reopens to members on August 27.
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Here are the areas that are starting to reopen

Updated 1936 GMT (0336 HKT) August 31, 2020

People wearing face masks hug at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art as it reopens to members on August 27.
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Around the world, governments are starting to relax some of their coronavirus restrictions.

Most countries have taken measures to protect against the spread of Covid-19: enforcing stay-at-home orders, closing nonessential businesses and advising people to wear protective gear and keep a safe distance from one another.

Many of those guidelines still apply. But beaches are beginning to reopen, some students are returning to classrooms and businesses are opening their doors for the first time in months.