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A woman looks through an art installation of Rattana Sudjarit at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Daily life in the capital is resuming to normal as the Thai government continues to ease restrictions related to running business and activities that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.


TRAVEL & LEISURE: Travel is resuming slowly with hotels and airlines operating under new rules. There is already some uneasiness about crowding and the lack of social distancing.

— The Transportation Security Administration screened 607,540 people at U.S. airports Monday, the highest total since March 19 but 78% lower than a year ago.

— Lufthansa will resume flights to Shanghai on Wednesday, its first regular scheduled flights to mainland China since late January. The German carrier will offer one flight from Frankfurt to Shanghai every Wednesday, and in the opposite direction every Friday. Delta plans its first flight to Shanghai since early February on Thursday, when it resumes service from Seattle via Seoul.

— Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will reopen on July 1 after being closed for four months. The parks will operate under government safety guidelines, said owner Oriental Land Co., with limits in attendance, and mandatory temperature checks and masks for visitors.

Disney plans to reopen its parks in Florida and California next month.

RETAIL: New York, a COVID-19 hot spot for months, is relaxing rules for beleaguered retail stores. But some of the push toward online shopping may become permanent.