Photo Story Europeans and Covid-19

Lockdowns

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across Europe, many countries are imposing curfews or confinements in an attempt to contain the so called second wave. French photographer Martin Bertrand has portrayed five places in Europe in spring to document how societies adapted to confinement measures.

Published on 1 November 2020 at 13:37

Since March, Martin Bertrand has been documenting the Coronavirus crisis in Europe. On a continental scale, common measures such as the wearing of face masks on public transportation and physical distancing can be found. But the Netherlands has chosen to be less drastic: initially relying on the strategy of collective immunity, the Dutch population was not initially confined.

At the European Parliament in Brussels, Bertrand witnessed the discussion on the European Union's corona Recovery Plan. This place, which is usually full of people from all over the world, was strangely quiet. Temperature was taken at each entrance to the buildings, there were directions for walking, hydroalcoholic gel dispenser every twenty metres and wearing masks was compulsory even for MEPs. 

Under the direction of Constance Decorde

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