Covid-19: Virus-stricken cities go digital to boost solidarity, wellbeing

Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in cities around the world, online communities flourished as places people used to combat feelings of isolation and to promote community spirits. Virtual parties, educational seminars, and online cultural events connected people across borders and within neighborhoods. In Spain, an early virus hotspot, Nextdoor users created 10 times more neighborhood groups than usual. In Berlin, the city’s vibrant nightlife went digital with about 250 clubs combining to livestream DJ sets every evening.

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