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May 2, 2020

What we're reading: A glimpse into a post-lockdown city

By City Monitor Staff

What lies ahead: As Wuhan, China, eases its restrictions, The Atlantic got a glimpse of a city that’s figuring out what lies ahead: “Life returns in dribs and drabs, and the new normal is not the old normal.”

Waste not: The CDC is considering the possibility of monitoring wastewater in the U.S. to detect outbreaks of Covid-19. Politico reports that the coronavirus appears in human waste days before most people show signs of infection, meaning officials could watch the sewers for signals to tighten lockdown orders and prepare hospitals.

The show goes on: The pandemic has shuttered movie theatres around the world, but not in Sweden, The Guardian reports. With new sanitizing and social distancing rules, plus an adapted business model, one theatre chain has kept operating, and even become Europe’s biggest source of box office revenue.

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