Dentists, hair salons, beaches: Lockdowns ease but not in US

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — From reopening bookstores in Germany to beaches in Sydney and even tattoo parlors in Denmark, countries around the world are taking advantage of flattening coronavirus curves to tentatively ease lockdowns. They are hoping to edge cautiously toward whatever will pass for normal amid a devastating pandemic. China, where the pandemic started its relentless march around the globe late last year, has already been re-opening from strict lockdowns. On Monday, more nations in Europe were following suit. Still, all were trying to maintain social distancing rules in an attempt to prevent new flareups of the virus that has killed more than 165,000 people and thrown the global economy into a tailspin.