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Death rates from coronavirus in the UK have been higher than any other European country. London, the densely populated capital, has been the most severely impacted and was the first region hit by the virus. On May 10th, with the virus still widespread, the UK government announced guidelines to start easing the lockdown centering on the slogan, "Stay Alert. Control the Virus. Save Lives." The months since have seen further easing of restrictions with the aim of saving the floundering economy and aiming towards some kind of 'new normal'. My work explores how the Coronavirus pandemic has transformed London’s urban landscapes, especially now, as the streets slowly start coming back to life. It shows how the new measures put in place have redefined the layout of public spaces and urban development, and how people’s habits and behaviour are being shaped by these interventions.

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