Coca-Cola and McDonalds have also joined the campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic is in full blast and many countries have closed borders and asked citizens to stay home to help contain the spread. All sorts of companies around the world are joining these efforts with new logos that promote social distancing. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Volkswagen are among them, having launched redesigned logos on social media platforms.

Keep Distance. Stay Together.

Stay at home, keep your distance, stay healthy, support each other – we are in this together. As a global company and a global community, our highest priority is to identify any opportunities to #FlattenTheCurve. Stay safe.

Posted by Audi USA on Friday, March 20, 2020

Audi’s familiar four-ring logo displays separate rings now and includes the message "Keep distance." Mercedes-Benz did a similar thing with its star symbol. Usually a tri-star that extends into a circle, the logo now shows a smaller star that no longer makes contact with the outer ring. Finally, Volkswagen proceeded to separate the V and W inside their logo, while displaying the message "thanks for keeping your social distance."

Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volkswagen show new logos to encourage social distancing
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Brands like Coca-Cola and McDonalds have also joined the campaign by changing their logos. Nike chose to keep its logo unaltered (which makes sense given that it’s a one-element image), but launched a social media campaign with the message "play inside, play for the world."

As of April 1, 2020, there are 861,305 confirmed cases of COVID-19, nearly 200,000 of which are in the United States. 42,365 deaths have been reported, while 178,718 cases have healed.
World 874,607 +16,288 43,430 +1,128 184,952 646,225 33,619 112.2 5.6 Jan 10
USA 188,639 +109 4,059 +6 7,251 177,329 4,576 570 12 Jan 20
Italy 105,792 12,428 15,729 77,635 4,023 1,750 206 Jan 29
Spain 102,136 +6,213 9,053 +589 22,647 70,436 5,872 2,185 194 Jan 30
China 81,554 +36 3,312 +7 76,238 2,004 466 57 2 Jan 10
Germany 72,914 +1,106 793 +18 16,100 56,021 2,675 870 9 Jan 26
France 52,128 3,523 9,444 39,161 5,565 799 54 Jan 23
Iran 47,593 +2,988 3,036 +138 15,473 29,084 3,871 567 36 Feb 18
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