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.

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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 )

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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.

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19. Cairo, Egypt. Population density: 8,600 people per square kilometer

Source: Our World in Data

Restaurants in Cairo reopened on June 27 with 25% capacity and a 10 p.m. curfew, per Reuters.

Source: Reuters

At Kimbo Restaurant and Cafe in East Cairo, a robot server takes and delivers orders to limit human contact, Market Watch reported.

Source: Market Watch

18. Yangon, Myanmar. Population density: 8,700 people per square kilometer

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.

Source: Myanmar Times

17. Jakarta, Indonesia. Population density: 9,600 people per square kilometer

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.

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Source: The Jakarta Post, Reuters

16. Chennai, India. Population density: 9,700 people per square kilometer

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.

Source: Times of India

15. Mexico City. Population density: 9,800 people per square kilometer

Source: Our World in Data

A restaurant in Mexico City used gigantic teddy bears to help patrons maintain social distancing regulations.

Source: ABC News

The city reopened restaurants at 40% capacity on July 1, per The LA Times.

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.

Source: Associated Press

14. Istanbul, Turkey. Population density: 9,800 per square kilometer

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.

Source: Reuters, Reuters

13. Tehran, Iran. Population density: 9,900 people per square kilometer

Source: Our World in Data

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