Restaurants come up with creative ways of coping with COVID-19

As the world is overcoming COVID-19, many countries are now opening their shops, restaurants and other entertainment venues to revive their economy.

Restaurants are now coming up with new and innovative ways of giving their customers a unique dining experience, while making sure that all guidelines of social distancing are maintained.

Here's a look at some of the unique ways restaurants are battling this challenge.

Mannequins to the rescue

Mannequins have been placed at tables in a bar in Austria to help customers maintain social distance. Austria, recently, reopened all cafe and restaurants.

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Waiters don face shields

A waiter wears a face shield as he serves customers at the Cafe Prueckel in Vienna. All customers have also been advised to wear masks.

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Intimate cocoons

A Dutch restaurant called Mediamatic ETEN has come up with an idea on how to offer classy outdoor dining in the age of coronavirus: small glass cabins built for two or three people, creating intimate cocoons on a public patio.

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Through the glass partitions

Spanish restaurants and cafes have installed glass partitions on the table to help the diners converse while maintaining safe distance.

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Masks and gloves are now compuslory

Customers can get their take away meal at the restaurant of French chef Christopher Coutanceau, where wearing masks and gloves is compulsory. 

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Eating through plastic partitions

People eat in between plastic partitions, set up in an effort to contain any spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok 

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Teaching kids to sanitize hands

In Japan, hand sanitizers have been made available at every possible public place. Restaurants are providing hand sanitizers at the entrance, even for takeaway orders.

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Placing orders from afar

Customers are now placing and picking up orders from behind a plexiglas screen in Washington, US. USA has been one of the worst-hit countries by coronavirus.

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Home deliveries are saving businesses

While Thailand's economy has seen an immense downfall, restaurants have been able to attract customers by assuring safety and hygiene. A high-end Thai restaurant At-Ta-Rote are packaging orders by making sure the employees use proper gloves and face shields. The orders are mainly being delivered by White Glove Delivery, a luxury food delivery service, in Bangkok.

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Restaurants to maintain social distancing

A diner eats next to a seat with a notice for customers to keep their distance from each other in a fast food restaurant in Tokyo.

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