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Helena Wroblewska owner of the "Nad Arem" farm specialised in goat cheese - is seen among the goat herd in the meadow in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Helena Wroblewska owner of the "Nad Arem" farm specialised in goat cheese - is seen among the goat herd in the meadow in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish city-slickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Izabela Ciesielska owner of the "Nad Arem" farm specialised in goat cheese - is seen among the goat herd in the meadow in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish city-slickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Izabela Ciesielska owner of the "Nad Arem" farm specialised in goat cheese - is seen among the goat herd in the meadow in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Izabela Ciesielska - covers goat cheese with salt on the "Nad Arem" farm in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Izabela Ciesielska - covers goat cheese with salt on the "Nad Arem" farm in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Izabela Ciesielska turns over large blocks of goat cheese in a cold room of the "Nad Arem" farm in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Izabela Ciesielska turns over large blocks of goat cheese in a cold room of the "Nad Arem" farm in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Sylwia Szlandrowicz prepares cheese on "Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Sylwia Szlandrowicz prepares cheese on "Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Ruslan Kozynko stands on a meadow of the "Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Ruslan Kozynko stands on a meadow of the "Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Lambs are seen during feeding time in Sylwia Szlandrowicz and Ruslan Kozynko farm " Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Lambs are seen during feeding time in Sylwia Szlandrowicz and Ruslan Kozynko farm " Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Sheeps are seen on the meadow of Sylwia Szlandrowicz and Ruslan Kozynko farm " Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Sheeps are seen on the meadow of Sylwia Szlandrowicz and Ruslan Kozynko farm " Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

Helena Wroblewska owner of the "Nad Arem" farm specialised in goat cheese - is seen among the goat herd in the meadow in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
Izabela Ciesielska owner of the "Nad Arem" farm specialised in goat cheese - is seen among the goat herd in the meadow in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish city-slickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
Izabela Ciesielska - covers goat cheese with salt on the "Nad Arem" farm in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
Izabela Ciesielska turns over large blocks of goat cheese in a cold room of the "Nad Arem" farm in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
Sylwia Szlandrowicz prepares cheese on "Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
Ruslan Kozynko stands on a meadow of the "Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
Lambs are seen during feeding time in Sylwia Szlandrowicz and Ruslan Kozynko farm " Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
Sheeps are seen on the meadow of Sylwia Szlandrowicz and Ruslan Kozynko farm " Frontiera Ranch" in the Masuria - polish lake region, May 15, 2020. The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor -- just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish cityslickers away from the urban jungle. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP
An imam attends Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Hadzi Hurem Mosque in the southern city of Novi Pazar on May 24, 2020. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, end of daily fasting during holly month of Ramadan, as one of two most important holidays. Irfan LICINA / AFP

An imam attends Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Hadzi Hurem Mosque in the southern city of Novi Pazar on May 24, 2020. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, end of daily fasting during holly month of Ramadan, as one of two most important holidays. Irfan LICINA / AFP

Muslim worshippers gather for the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the district of Jureif Gharb of Sudan's capital Khartoum early on May 24, 2020, despite government regulations banning congregations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ashraf SHAZLY / AFP

Muslim worshippers gather for the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the district of Jureif Gharb of Sudan's capital Khartoum early on May 24, 2020, despite government regulations banning congregations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ashraf SHAZLY / AFP

A Muslim cleric takes part in a morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday while wearing a protective mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Mohammed al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut's downtown district on May 24, 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

A Muslim cleric takes part in a morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday while wearing a protective mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Mohammed al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut's downtown district on May 24, 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

A Palestinian woman and paper-hat-clad children, wearing masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, walk along a street in Gaza City early on May 24, 2020, after performing prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Local authorities in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave allowed mosques to reopen for Eid al-Fitr as social distancing procedures for the novel coronavirus are maintained while encouraging the elderly to pe

A Palestinian woman and paper-hat-clad children, wearing masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, walk along a street in Gaza City early on May 24, 2020, after performing prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Local authorities in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave allowed mosques to reopen for Eid al-Fitr as social distancing procedures for the novel coronavirus are maintained while encouraging the elderly to perform prayers from home. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

This picture taken on May 24, 2020 during the early hours of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, shows an aerial view of the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in the centre of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. Saudi Arabia began a five-day, round-the-clock curfew from May 23 after COVID-19 coronavirus infections more than quadrupled since the start of Ramadan to around 68,000 -- the highest in the Gulf. STR / AFP

This picture taken on May 24, 2020 during the early hours of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, shows an aerial view of the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in the centre of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. Saudi Arabia began a five-day, round-the-clock curfew from May 23 after COVID-19 coronavirus infections more than quadrupled since the start of Ramadan to around 68,000 -- the highest in the Gulf. STR / AFP

Muslim worshippers take part in a morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday while wearing protective masks and maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Mohammed al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut's downtown district on May 24, 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Muslim worshippers take part in a morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday while wearing protective masks and maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Mohammed al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut's downtown district on May 24, 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

A Palestinian child clad in mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic stands outside a mosque upon arriving for the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Gaza City on May 24, 2020. Local authorities in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave allowed mosques to reopen for Eid al-Fitr as social distancing procedures for the novel coronavirus are maintained while encouraging the elderly to perform prayers from home. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

A Palestinian child clad in mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic stands outside a mosque upon arriving for the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Gaza City on May 24, 2020. Local authorities in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave allowed mosques to reopen for Eid al-Fitr as social distancing procedures for the novel coronavirus are maintained while encouraging the elderly to perform prayers from home. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Peshawar on May 24, 2020. Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on May 24, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. Abdul MAJEED / AFP

Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Peshawar on May 24, 2020. Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on May 24, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. Abdul MAJEED / AFP

Muslim women take selfies after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on May 24, 2020. Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on May 24, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. Arif ALI / AFP

Muslim women take selfies after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on May 24, 2020. Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on May 24, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. Arif ALI / AFP

An imam attends Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Hadzi Hurem Mosque in the southern city of Novi Pazar on May 24, 2020. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, end of daily fasting during holly month of Ramadan, as one of two most important holidays. Irfan LICINA / AFP
Muslim worshippers gather for the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the district of Jureif Gharb of Sudan's capital Khartoum early on May 24, 2020, despite government regulations banning congregations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ashraf SHAZLY / AFP
A Muslim cleric takes part in a morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday while wearing a protective mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Mohammed al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut's downtown district on May 24, 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Palestinian woman and paper-hat-clad children, wearing masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, walk along a street in Gaza City early on May 24, 2020, after performing prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Local authorities in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave allowed mosques to reopen for Eid al-Fitr as social distancing procedures for the novel coronavirus are maintained while encouraging the elderly to pe
This picture taken on May 24, 2020 during the early hours of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, shows an aerial view of the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in the centre of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. Saudi Arabia began a five-day, round-the-clock curfew from May 23 after COVID-19 coronavirus infections more than quadrupled since the start of Ramadan to around 68,000 -- the highest in the Gulf. STR / AFP
Muslim worshippers take part in a morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday while wearing protective masks and maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Mohammed al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut's downtown district on May 24, 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Palestinian child clad in mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic stands outside a mosque upon arriving for the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Gaza City on May 24, 2020. Local authorities in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave allowed mosques to reopen for Eid al-Fitr as social distancing procedures for the novel coronavirus are maintained while encouraging the elderly to perform prayers from home. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP
Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Peshawar on May 24, 2020. Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on May 24, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. Abdul MAJEED / AFP
Muslim women take selfies after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on May 24, 2020. Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on May 24, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. Arif ALI / AFP
In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, a member of the transgender community carries food for "iftar" before breaking their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender pass

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, a member of the transgender community carries food for "iftar" before breaking their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 8, 2020, transgenders Adnan Ali (L) and Julie Khan (R) stand outside a shelter house in the Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 8, 2020, transgenders Adnan Ali (L) and Julie Khan (R) stand outside a shelter house in the Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 10, 2020, Nadeem Kashish, a member of the transgender community, gets a haircut at a shelter house in Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 10, 2020, Nadeem Kashish, a member of the transgender community, gets a haircut at a shelter house in Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 10, 2020, Julie Khan (L), a member of the transgender community, cuts the hair of Nadeem Kashish at a shelter house in the Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir Q

In this picture taken on May 10, 2020, Julie Khan (L), a member of the transgender community, cuts the hair of Nadeem Kashish at a shelter house in the Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 8, 2020, member of the transgender community Adnan Ali (L) rests inside a shelter house in Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 8, 2020, member of the transgender community Adnan Ali (L) rests inside a shelter house in Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QU

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QU

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QU

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP

In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, a member of the transgender community carries food for "iftar" before breaking their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender pass
In this picture taken on May 8, 2020, transgenders Adnan Ali (L) and Julie Khan (R) stand outside a shelter house in the Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP
In this picture taken on May 10, 2020, Nadeem Kashish, a member of the transgender community, gets a haircut at a shelter house in Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP
In this picture taken on May 10, 2020, Julie Khan (L), a member of the transgender community, cuts the hair of Nadeem Kashish at a shelter house in the Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir Q
In this picture taken on May 8, 2020, member of the transgender community Adnan Ali (L) rests inside a shelter house in Bari Imam neighbourhood of Islamabad. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QURESHI / AFP
In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QU
In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QU
In this picture taken on May 9, 2020, members of the transgenders community gather to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Guru transgender house in Rawalpindi. Transgender people in the country are known as "khawajasiras" or "hijras" -- an umbrella term denoting a third sex that includes transgender women and cross-dressers. Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex in 2009 and began issuing transgender passports from 2017. Aamir QU
Uruguayan sheep shearers pose with their blades at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

Uruguayan sheep shearers pose with their blades at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer changes his blade as he works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer changes his blade as he works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

Uruguayan sheep shearers work at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

Uruguayan sheep shearers work at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP

Uruguayan sheep shearers pose with their blades at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
A Uruguayan sheep shearer changes his blade as he works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
A Uruguayan sheep shearer works at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
Uruguayan sheep shearers work at a cattle farm in Villabraz in the province of Leon in northern Spain on May 15, 2020. Some 258 Uruguayan shearers arrived in Spain on a plane from Montevideo this week to participate in a campaign in different parts of Spain. They underwent check-ups for the novel coronavirus before leaving Uruguay and before starting work in Spain where they will stay until July 20. CESAR MANSO / AFP
Satere-Mawe indigenous leader Valdiney Satere, 43, collects caferana, a native plant of the Amazon rainforest used as medicinal herb, to treat people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in their community Wakiru, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

Satere-Mawe indigenous leader Valdiney Satere, 43, collects caferana, a native plant of the Amazon rainforest used as medicinal herb, to treat people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in their community Wakiru, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

The local and state governments were called to assist to no avail. With the Amazonas state health system saturated, indigenous people turn to their ancestral knowledge about the region's nature to stay healthy and treat possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

The local and state governments were called to assist to no avail. With the Amazonas state health system saturated, indigenous people turn to their ancestral knowledge about the region's nature to stay healthy and treat possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

A Satere-Mawe indigenous girl hugs a sloth in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

A Satere-Mawe indigenous girl hugs a sloth in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

Indigenous from the Parque das Tribos community mourns at the funeral of Chief Messias, 53, of the Kokama tribe who died victim of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Manaus, Brazil, on May 14, 2020. MICHAEL DANTAS / AFP

Indigenous from the Parque das Tribos community mourns at the funeral of Chief Messias, 53, of the Kokama tribe who died victim of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Manaus, Brazil, on May 14, 2020. MICHAEL DANTAS / AFP

Satere-Mawe indigenous leader Andre Satere, 38, collects carapanauba, a native plant of the Amazon rainforest used as medicinal herb, to treat people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in their community Wakiru, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

Satere-Mawe indigenous leader Andre Satere, 38, collects carapanauba, a native plant of the Amazon rainforest used as medicinal herb, to treat people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in their community Wakiru, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

The Brazilian state of Amazonas, home to most of the country's indigenous people, is one of the regions worst affected by the pandemic, with more than 500 deaths to date according to the health ministry. RICARDO OLIVEIRA / AFP

The Brazilian state of Amazonas, home to most of the country's indigenous people, is one of the regions worst affected by the pandemic, with more than 500 deaths to date according to the health ministry. RICARDO OLIVEIRA / AFP

Satere-Mawe indigenous mother Priscila Tavares Batista, 36 remains in a bed protected by a mosquito net with her son Jone Tavares, 2, after being treated with medicinal herbs after showing symptoms of COVID-19, in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

Satere-Mawe indigenous mother Priscila Tavares Batista, 36 remains in a bed protected by a mosquito net with her son Jone Tavares, 2, after being treated with medicinal herbs after showing symptoms of COVID-19, in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

A Satere-Mawe indigenous child sits beside an man preparing medicinal herbs to treat people with symptoms of COVID-19 in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

A Satere-Mawe indigenous child sits beside an man preparing medicinal herbs to treat people with symptoms of COVID-19 in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

The local and state governments were called to assist to no avail. With the Amazonas state health system saturated, indigenous people turn to their ancestral knowledge about the region's nature to stay healthy and treat possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

The local and state governments were called to assist to no avail. With the Amazonas state health system saturated, indigenous people turn to their ancestral knowledge about the region's nature to stay healthy and treat possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

Satere-Mawe indigenous leader Valdiney Satere, 43, collects caferana, a native plant of the Amazon rainforest used as medicinal herb, to treat people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in their community Wakiru, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP
The local and state governments were called to assist to no avail. With the Amazonas state health system saturated, indigenous people turn to their ancestral knowledge about the region's nature to stay healthy and treat possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP
A Satere-Mawe indigenous girl hugs a sloth in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP
Indigenous from the Parque das Tribos community mourns at the funeral of Chief Messias, 53, of the Kokama tribe who died victim of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Manaus, Brazil, on May 14, 2020. MICHAEL DANTAS / AFP
Satere-Mawe indigenous leader Andre Satere, 38, collects carapanauba, a native plant of the Amazon rainforest used as medicinal herb, to treat people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in their community Wakiru, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP
The Brazilian state of Amazonas, home to most of the country's indigenous people, is one of the regions worst affected by the pandemic, with more than 500 deaths to date according to the health ministry. RICARDO OLIVEIRA / AFP
Satere-Mawe indigenous mother Priscila Tavares Batista, 36 remains in a bed protected by a mosquito net with her son Jone Tavares, 2, after being treated with medicinal herbs after showing symptoms of COVID-19, in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP
A Satere-Mawe indigenous child sits beside an man preparing medicinal herbs to treat people with symptoms of COVID-19 in the Wakiru community, in Taruma neighbourhood, a rural area west of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on May 17, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP
The local and state governments were called to assist to no avail. With the Amazonas state health system saturated, indigenous people turn to their ancestral knowledge about the region's nature to stay healthy and treat possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Ricardo OLIVEIRA / AFP

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