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Major economies reopen but traffic still 60%: Google data

People commute, but stay away from restaurants

A woman is seen wearing a protective face mask as she gets on a train at London Bridge underground station on May 14.   © Reuters

BERLIN/PARIS/TOKYO -- Countries around the world have begun easing lockdowns as the spread of the coronavirus slows, but economic revival plans are being stymied by many residents' continued reluctance to risk venturing out.

Smartphone location data from Google shows that mobility in 17 major economies stood at 64% of the pre-pandemic baseline as of May 13, based on a seven-day moving average. This does not include China and Russia, for which no data is available.

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