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The Dutch prime minister didn’t visit his dying mother because of COVID-19 lockdown rules, as UK government defends apparent breaches by top adv...

Mark Rutte avoided his mother's deathbed during lockdown — as UK authorities are fast losing credibility over the actions of a senior adviser.
I've picked up archery during quarantine.

I took up archery during quarantine, and it’s the closest I get to zen

The simple repetitive action of knocking the arrow, drawing the bowstring, and making the choice to let go lulls me into a sense of serenity.
The many masks of Matthias Kretschmer.

An artist creates different face masks every day inspired by artists, historical figures, and ’80s movies

Matthias Kretschmer's masks are inspired by movies like "The Terminator" and TV shows like "Futurama."
24 karat gold bars, photographed at the United States West Point Mint facility in West Point, New York.

While in lockdown with their family, two French children reportedly found two bars of gold that could be worth more than $100,000

The kids found the heavy objects in a set of folded bedsheets they planned to use to build a fort, according to French news network BFM TV.
In Via del Corso, shops reopened to the public after Italy's closure due to the pandemic. Rome, May 18th, 2020.

Italy’s devastated retail landscape: Here’s how one of the worst-hit sectors has been impacted by the pandemic and what it will look like....

Fashion brands in Italy are having to cope with piled up inventories of out-of-date stock, tourism uncertainty, and financial anguish.
People sit in a restaurant in Stockholm on May 8, 2020, during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Skeptical experts in Sweden say its decision to have no lockdown is a terrible mistake that no other nation should copy

Many Swedish people are happy with their country's unconventional strategy — but the nation has a vocal community of dissenters.
A playground in Humboldt Park remains empty on May 2, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

Illinois imposed a swift lockdown, while Iowa never ordered residents to stay home. A comparison of bordering counties reveals the price Iowa paid.

Illinois's stay-at-home order may have helped limit infections in the state. Iowa could have benefited from the same policy.
A usually busy Main Street in Livingston , Montana after Governor Steve Bullock order the closing of restaurants, bars, and theaters on March 20,2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

An interactive map of the US cities and states still under lockdown — and those that are reopening

About 25% of Americans are under stay-at-home orders across 5 states. Lockdowns continue in Washington, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico as well.
The friend's trip to the Hideout was spent largely in silence, and the only sounds came from the surrounding jungle.

A group of friends escaped to one of Bali’s most sought-after villas right before the island went on lockdown

A group of friends spent Bali's Day of Silence in one of the world's most famous Airbnbs. Here's what it was like.
A worker in protective suit takes the body temperature measurement of a woman following an outbreak of coronavirus in Jilin, Jilin province, China May 17, 2020.

At least 25 million people in China are under enhanced coronavirus lockdowns after an outbreak of 34 cases in a province next to Russia

Lockdown measures have been reimposed in the northeastern provinces of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang where new coronavirus cases have emerged.