London/Milan/Geneva — Health authorities recommend keeping a distance of 1m from fellow human beings to lower your chances of catching the new coronavirus. For people like Scout Robi in Sydney, that means no more trips to the hairdresser.

“It’s an environment with lots of close contact with others,” the 31-year-old art therapy student said. “Because I have a heart condition and am at slightly higher risk of complications, I decided it’s best to be extra cautious for now.”..

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