The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #35: GAZING DOWN AT A CHANGING CITY

todayMay 19, 2020


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”?

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. While grateful for his family’s safety, the 55-year-old American real estate agent has already noticed changes in the rental market in his city now that tourists aren’t visiting. Find out more below.

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    The Coronavirus Chronicle #35: GAZING DOWN AT A CHANGING CITY Pirco Pirco

“For the moment, life goes on. We’ll just see what happens,” says Martin.

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Written by: Pirco Pirco

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