NYC is reopening indoor dining rooms at 25% capacity. Here’s how restaurants in the world’s densest cities have reopened with coronavirus-era social distancing.

An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. - Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez authorized some passenger flights at El Dorado International Airport and will allow restaurants with outdoor seating to reopen from September 1. (Photo by DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP) (Photo by )
An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020.
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Restaurants in cities across the world closed in March 2020 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Many have since reopened with social distancing regulations and guidelines.

In New York City, the densest city in the US per 2016 data by U.S. News, restaurants will be allowed to resume indoor dining on September 30 for the first time since the city went on lockdown in March. There will be coronavirus-era regulations in place include temperature checks, stronger air ventilation, and operating at 25% capacity. 

Here's how the most crowded cities in the world are handling restaurant reopenings.

19. Cairo, Egypt. Population density: 8,600 people per square kilometer
People travel on an overcrowded train, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, Egypt, July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
People travel on an overcrowded train in Cairo, Egypt, on July 9, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

Restaurants in Cairo reopened on June 27 with 25% capacity and a 10 p.m. curfew, per Reuters.
'Mozo', a robot waiter of MARSES Robotic Solutions, serves food to limit contact amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Kimbo Restaurant & Cafe in Cairo, Egypt July 28, 2020. Picture taken July 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Fahmy
'Mozo', a robot waiter of MARSES Robotic Solutions, serves food at Kimbo Restaurant & Cafe in Cairo, Egypt, on July 28, 2020.

Source: Reuters

At Kimbo Restaurant and Cafe in East Cairo, a robot server takes and delivers orders to limit human contact, Market Watch reported.
'Mozo', a robot waiter of MARSES Robotic Solutions, waits next to customers amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Kimbo Restaurant & Cafe in Cairo, Egypt July 28, 2020. Picture taken July 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Fahmy
'Mozo', a robot waiter of MARSES Robotic Solutions at Kimbo Restaurant & Cafe in Cairo, Egypt, on July 28, 2020.

Source: Market Watch

18. Yangon, Myanmar. Population density: 8,700 people per square kilometer
People wear face masks and observe social distancing, as preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, as they wait to enter the Martyrs' Mausoleum during a ceremony for Martyrs' Day in Yangon on July 19, 2020. - Myanmar observed the 73rd anniversary of Martyrs' Day on July 19, marking the assassination of independence heroes including Aung San Suu Kyi's father, who helped end British colonial rule. (Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP) (Photo by SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP via Getty Images)
People wear face masks and observe social distancing as they wait to enter the Martyrs' Mausoleum during a ceremony for Martyrs' Day in Yangon on July 19, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

In Yangon, Myanmar, restaurants were able to reopen on May 19 with regulations like having employees wear masks and shields and installing more hand sanitizing stations, per Mayanmar Times.
A member of Yangon City and Development Committee sprays disinfectant on a restaurant's front doors to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Sunday, March 29, 2020.
A member of Yangon City and Development Committee sprays disinfectant on a restaurant's front doors on March 29, 2020.

Source: Myanmar Times

17. Jakarta, Indonesia. Population density: 9,600 people per square kilometer
Statistics for COVID-19 coronavirus infection and deaths displayed with a coffin and a mannequin wearing personal protective equipment installation in the local area of Jakarta. PHOTOGRAPH BY Feature China / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Statistics for COVID-19 coronavirus infection and deaths displayed with a coffin and a mannequin wearing personal protective equipment installation in the local area of Jakarta.

Source: Our World in Data

In Jakarta, Indonesia, restaurants can open for dine-in at 50% capacity, The Jakarta Post reported on June 9. At Atjeh Connection, a cafe, clear partitions separate patrons.
social distancing restaurants
People are seen at the Atjeh Connection restaurant with separation on the table in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 8, 2020.

Source: The Jakarta Post, Reuters

16. Chennai, India. Population density: 9,700 people per square kilometer
A security personnel (C) checks the body temperature of a woman (C-L) as she enters a market among a crowd of people as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Chennai on July 29, 2020. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP) (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)
A security personnel checks the body temperature of a woman as she enters a market in Chennai, India, on July 29, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

Restaurants in Chennai, India, were allowed to reopen on June 9, but only 10% of them opened for dine-in, according to Times of India. Some restaurants didn't have enough employees to open for dine-in.
Chennai coronavirus
A graffiti on a road depicting coronavirus to create awareness about social distancing during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in Chennai, India, on April 9, 2020.

Source: Times of India

15. Mexico City. Population density: 9,800 people per square kilometer
Members of the mariachi group Nuevo Acapulco, toured various streets of the Zocalo of Mexico City, Mexico, on August 17, 2020 to serenade passersby and merchants to obtain some coins in the face of the health emergency due to COVID-19 in Mexico. (Photo by Gerardo Vieyra/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Members of the mariachi group Nuevo Acapulco, toured various streets of the Zocalo of Mexico City, Mexico, on August 17, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

A restaurant in Mexico City used gigantic teddy bears to help patrons maintain social distancing regulations.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JULY 28, 2020: Owners of restaurants put Giant teddy bears on the chairs as an attempt to get customers to respect social distancing, a method used in some parts of the world like Paris on July 28, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico- PHOTOGRAPH BY Leonardo Casas / Eyepix Group/ Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Leonardo Casas / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Owners of restaurants put Giant teddy bears on the chairs as an attempt to get customers to respect social distancing.

Source: ABC News

The city reopened restaurants at 40% capacity on July 1, per The LA Times.
social distancing restaurants
Teddy bears are located on the tables to maintain social distancing measures at Jaso Bakery restaurant in Mexico City on July 23, 2020.

Source: LA Times, Associated Press

 

About a month later, bars that agreed to serve food were allowed to reopen and operate as restaurants at 30% capacity with a 10 p.m. curfew, the Associated Press reported.
Bartenders with facemasks prepare drinks at the restaurant "Cuerno" on July 03, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. As ICU occupancy trends downward, authorities downgraded the alert level from red to orange in Mexico City. Restaurants started a reopening on July 01 with a reduced operation and preventive measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
Bartenders with face masks prepare drinks at the restaurant "Cuerno" on July 03, 2020 in Mexico City.

Source: Associated Press

14. Istanbul, Turkey. Population density: 9,800 per square kilometer
FILE PHOTO: Turkish citizen rest at the courtyard of Eyup Sultan Mosque after seniors over 65 years old, who are not allowed to go out of their houses, had been exempted from curfew for 6 hours amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Istanbul

Source: Our World in Data

Restaurants in Istanbul reopened on June 1, per Reuters. Some used props like mannequins to help customers maintain a social distance from others. The figures sat in between tables of humans.
social distancing restaurants
Mannequins are seen placed between tables to make customers sit according to social distancing rules in a bar that reopened after being closed for weeks in Istanbul on June 1, 2020.

Source: ReutersReuters

13. Tehran, Iran. Population density: 9,900 people per square kilometer
An Iranian family wearing protective face masks walk along an area in the recreational Chitgar complex in northwestern Tehran at sunset, following the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran, August 13, 2020. People living in Tehran seem to be accustomed to the new coronavirus and use the mask as a daily routine. (Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
An Iranian family wearing protective face masks walk along an area in the recreational Chitgar complex in northwestern Tehran at sunset on August 13, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

In Tehran, Iran, restaurants reopened after Ramadan, which ended on May 23, Reuters reported.
An empty a restaurant is seen at the mall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after shopping malls and bazaars reopened in Tehran, Iran, April 20, 2020.
An empty restaurant is seen at the mall, in Tehran, Iran, on April 20, 2020.

Source: Reuters

12. Singapore. Population density: 10,500 people per square kilometer
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A couple with face masks walk through Singapore during the coronavirus outbreak on March 14, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

In Singapore, restaurants reopened on June 19, and they were booked to capacity, per Channel News Asia.
People eat at a busy steamboat restaurant in Singapore as the city state reopens the economy amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People eat at a busy steamboat restaurant in Singapore on June 19, 2020.

Source: Channel News Asia

Social distancing regulations in Singapore's restaurants include having up to five people at each table and keeping tables six feet apart.
People dine in an empty restaurant during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore, August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People dine in an empty restaurant in Singapore on August 12, 2020.

Source: Channel News Asia

11. Lima, Peru. Population density: 11,300 people per square kilometer
FILE PHOTO: People wait outside Lima's central market as Peru extended a nationwide lockdown amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lima, Peru May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
The outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Lima, Peru.

Source: Our World in Data

Restaurants in Lima, Peru, reopened for dine-in at a limited capacity on July 20, VOA News reported.
An employee stands next to a sign reading "Temporarily reduced capacity 50%" at a restaurant in Lima on July 20, 2020, mid the new coronavirus pandemic. - The restaurants of Peru, a country with world famous gastronomy, reopened their doors Monday after four months of confinement due to the new coronavirus pandemic, but hundreds did not manage to survive the quarantine. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images)
An employee stands next to a sign reading "Temporarily reduced capacity 50%" at a restaurant in Lima on July 20, 2020.

Source: VOA News

Social distancing regulations included keeping tables six feet apart, per VOA News. At some restaurants, servers disinfected customers upon arrival.
A waiter disinfects a customer as he enters a restaurant in Lima on July 20, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. - The restaurants of Peru, a country with world famous gastronomy, reopened their doors Monday after four months of confinement due to the new coronavirus pandemic, but hundreds did not manage to survive the quarantine. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images)
A waiter disinfects a customer as he enters a restaurant in Lima on July 20, 2020.

Source: VOA News

10. Lahore, Pakistan. Population density: 11,300 people per square kilometer
Traders gather as they protest beside their closed shops against a lockdown imposed by the Punjab provincial government in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice', in Lahore on July 28, 2020. (Photo by Arif ALI / AFP) (Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images)
Traders protest beside their closed shops against a lockdown imposed by the Punjab provincial government ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice', in Lahore on July 28, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

In Lahore, Pakistan, restaurants could reopen for outdoor and indoor service on August 10, Dawn reported.
People eat at a rooftop restaurant close to the historical Badshahi Mosque, following an ease in restrictions that had been imposed to help control the coronavirus, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Pakistan's daily virus infection rate has stayed under 1,000 for more than four weeks prompting the government to further ease restrictions for restaurants, parks, gyms and cinemas. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
People eat at a rooftop restaurant close to the historical Badshahi Mosque, on Aug. 11, 2020.

Source: Dawn

9. New Dehli, India. Population density: 11,600 people per square kilometer
A man carries his son as he stands with others in a queue at a Railway reservation ticket counter after a few restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi

Source: Our World in Data

Restaurants in New Delhi were allowed to reopen on June 8 with social distancing regulations like temperature checks and online orders, according to VOA News.
A Tibetan restaurant opened up with standard operative protocols setup by the authorities as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 at the Tibetan refugee colony, known as Majnu-ka-tilla in the capital New Delhi, India on August 4, 2020. India added 52,050 new cases of coronavirus, taking the country's total caseload to 18,55,745. The death toll due to the virus touched 38,938, with 803 fatalities in the last 24 hours. (Photo by Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A Tibetan restaurant in New Delhi, India, on August 4, 2020.

Source: VOA News

But many New Delhi restaurants have remained closed because they are not allowed to serve alcohol, per Times of India. Some restaurant owners say that liquor sales make up about 90% of their business.
A health worker taking a nasal swab from a man, close to a restaurant. The mobile Covid-19 testing van runs through slum areas conducting rapid antigen tests. It is a free service provided by government to curb the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A health worker taking a nasal swab from a man, close to a restaurant. The mobile Covid-19 testing van runs through slum areas conducting rapid antigen tests.

Source: Times of India

8. Lagos, Nigeria. Population density: 13,800 people per square kilometer
Worshippers wearing protective facemasks stay in line maintain the required social distance during the first Friday prayer outside The Lagos State Secretariat Central Mosque in Lagos on August 7, 2020, After a five months break as a measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic mosques are re-opened across the state for congregational prayers on a decision from the state government. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Worshippers maintain the required social distance during the first Friday prayer outside The Lagos State Secretariat Central Mosque on August 7, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

Restaurants in Lagos, Nigeria, reopened at reduced capacity on August 14, U.S. News reported.
Officials of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency discussing with manager of a bar/restaurants while inspecting/seal off hospitality business violators on July 19, 2020. In monitoring level of compliance giving by the government with the safety measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in the country. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Officials of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency discussing with the manager of a restaurant while inspecting hospitality business violators on July 19, 2020.

Source: U.S. News

7. Manilla, Philippines. Population density: 14,400 people per square kilometer
People shop at a public market in Manila, Philippines on August 23, 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 189,601 after 2,378 new cases have been recorded.(Photo by Lisa Marie David/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People shop at a public market in Manila, Philippines on August 23, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

In Manila, Philippines, restaurants were allowed to reopen with social distancing regulations in place on June 16, per Reuters.
Billboards of characters wearing masks and maintaining social distancing are placed in the middle of a shopping mall where extra dining tables are placed to maintain social distancing in restaurants, as the Philippine government allows dining-in following months of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
Billboards of characters wearing masks and maintaining social distancing are placed in the middle of a shopping mall in Metro Manila, Philippines, on June 16, 2020.

Source: Reuters

Restaurants were allowed to open at 30% capacity, and some used plastic partitions to protect guests and employees.
A waitress wears personal protective equipment (PPE) while working at a restaurant where plastic barriers are installed in-between tables, as the Philippine government allows dining-in following months of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
A waitress wears personal protective equipment while working at a restaurant where plastic barriers are installed in-between tables in Metro Manila, Philippines, June 16, 2020.

Source: Reuters

At this food court in Manila, only one person is allowed at each table.
Diners wait for their orders at a food court where only one customer per table is allowed, as the Philippine government allows dining-in following months of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
Diners wait for their orders at a food court where only one customer per table is allowed in Metro Manila, Philippines, on June 16, 2020.

Source: Reuters

6. Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Population density: 14,700 people per square kilometer
Passengers wearing face masks prepare to board a bus at the Adjame bus station in Abidjan on July 15, 2020, on the first day of the lifting of travel restrictions between Abidjan and cities of provinces following the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP) (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images)
Passengers wearing face masks prepare to board a bus at the Adjame bus station in Abidjan on July 15, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

Only outdoor restaurants in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, were allowed to reopen on May 15, Big News Network reported.
The almost empty outside part of restaurant Riviera 2 is pictured, despite the easing of restrictive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 20, 2020
The almost empty outside part of restaurant Riviera 2 is pictured in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on May 20, 2020.

Source: Big News Network

5. Alexandria, Egypt. Population density: 15,600 people per square kilometer
A woman wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks along the Mediterranean Sea, as the government closes beaches in Alexandria, Egypt, August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along the Mediterranean Sea as the government closes beaches in Alexandria, Egypt, on August 7, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

In Alexandria, Egypt, restaurants reopened with social distancing measures like keeping tables six feet apart and disinfecting bathrooms between uses, per ALX Now.
This picture taken on May 24, 2020 on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, shows a view of a deserted beach in Egypt's northern Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, empty due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. - Egypt had previously announced a lengthening of its night-time curfew and other measures to prevent large gatherings during the Eid al-Fitr holidays. One of the most important dates in the Muslim calendar, it is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
This picture was taken on May 24, 2020, showing a view of a deserted beach in Egypt's northern Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria.

Source: ALX Now

4. Bogota, Colombia. Population density: 16,600 people per square kilometer
Two men one on a bike and the other walking use protective face masks to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus on August 1 2020 in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia is now the epicenter of Coronavirus contagion in Latin America and inside the top 10 countries with most infected patients from the novel Covid-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Sebastian Barros/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Two men one on a bike and the other walking use protective face masks on August 1 2020 in Bogota, Colombia.

Source: Our World in Data

Bogota, Colombia, initiated a pilot program to reopen some restaurants on August 28, The City Paper Bogota reported.
General view of restaurant during a reopening pilot test in Bogota, on July 10, 2020. - From Monday Colombia's capital Bogota will raise its health alert level and impose a "strict quarantine," the city's mayor said on Friday. The capital city of eight million people has recorded 42,000 coronavirus cases, amounting to 32 percent of Colombia's 134,000 infections, and 950 deaths. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP) (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images)
General view of a restaurant during a reopening pilot test in Bogota on July 10, 2020.

Source: The City Paper Bogota

Restaurants can serve up to 25% capacity inside, The Bogota Post reported on August 26.
Signs showing preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 are displayed in a restaurant during a reopening pilot test in Bogota, on July 10, 2020. - From Monday Colombia's capital Bogota will raise its health alert level and impose a "strict quarantine," the city's mayor said on Friday. The capital city of eight million people has recorded 42,000 coronavirus cases, amounting to 32 percent of Colombia's 134,000 infections, and 950 deaths. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP) (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images)
Signs showing preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus are displayed in a restaurant during a reopening pilot test in Bogota on July 10, 2020.

Source: The Bogota Post

Starting September 3, restaurants can serve outdoors using space that's been rearranged for the occasion from Thursday through Sunday of each week.
An employee is seen behind a screen reading Today's distance is temporary. Our friendship is permanent at the counter of a coffee shop preparing to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. - Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez authorized some passenger flights at El Dorado International Airport and will allow restaurants with outdoor seating to reopen from September 1. (Photo by DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images)
An employee is seen behind a screen reading, "Today's distance is temporary."

Source: The Bogota Post

3. Ahmedabad, India. Population density: 19,800
Hindu devotees dance outside Lord Jagannath Temple as the annual Rath Yatra procession was cancelled amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Ahmedabad on June 23, 2020. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Hindu devotees dance outside Lord Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad, India, on June 23, 2020.

Source: Our World in Data

In Ahmedabad, India, restaurants reopened at 50% capacity with a 7 p.m. curfew on June 8, per Times of India.
A general view of a food court arranged to maintain social distance is seen at the Ahmedabad One Mall after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Ahmedabad on June 7, 2020. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images
A general view of a food court arranged to maintain social distance is seen at the Ahmedabad One Mall on June 7, 2020.

Source: Times of India

2. Hong Kong. Population density: 25,700 people per square kilometer as of 2011
hong kong coronavirus

Source: Our World in Data

Hong Kong reopened restaurants on May 8, Hindustan Times reported.
social distancing hong kong restaurant starbucks
Tables and chairs taped up to maintain social distancing at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong, on April 2, 2020.

Source: Hindustan Times

Social distancing regulations included measures like reduced capacity and temperature checks, per The Atlantic.
Restaurant Hong Kong
A restaurant in Hong Kong.

Source: The Atlantic

Due to a spike in coronavirus cases, Hong Kong restaurants endured a two-day dine-in ban that began on July 29 and lifted on July 31, according to the South China Morning Post.
A woman has lunch outside a restaurant at a mall after the government banned dine-in services, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hong Kong, China July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A woman has lunch outside a restaurant at a mall after the government banned dine-in services in Hong Kong on July 30, 2020.

Source: South China Morning Post

1. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Population density: 44,000 people per square kilometer
People wait in the queue outside of a coronavirus testing center amid concerns over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
People wait in the queue outside of a coronavirus testing center in Dhaka.

Source: Our World in Data

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, restaurants are allowed to reopen, The Business Standard reported in early June. But only 5% did, and few customers came.
Dhaka, Bangladesh coronavirus
People go through a disinfection tunnel installed by Artoonad, a volunteer organization, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 16, 2020.

Source: The Business Standard

About a month later, BDNews24 reported that restaurants were still struggling and that some restaurants weren't enforcing social distancing regulations.
People wearing facemasks arrive at Launch station in the River Padma as they return back in capital city after end of their Eid al-Adha holidays in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 5, 2020 (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People wearing facemasks arrive at Launch station in the River Padma in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 5, 2020.

Source: BDNews24

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