Coronavirus is forcing governments to introduce more measures that would contain the spread of a dangerous virus. But as yet, there is no proven effective treatment from this virus, the only way to prevent a full-blown epidemic are measures to prevent new infections or at least minimize their likelihood.
Below we describe the main measures taken by the authorities of different countries to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Suspension of transportation, the closure of borders
France and Spain, like Italy earlier imposed a ban on the entry of tens of millions of people. Australia introduced a quarantine of arriving foreigners. Other countries have also extended or introduced new restrictions on entry from foreign countries. In countries such as Australia, the US and the UK, there is panic buying of citizens in connection with information about the coronavirus. At the same time, doctors explain to the population that the best way to reduce the chances of infection is self – isolation. The U.S. extended the ban on travel to the UK and Ireland. Many airlines canceled international flights.
Strict quarantine in cities
In the cities of quarantine following the example of China. So, in Italy, in the North of the country has introduced strict measures, according to which only one family member can go shopping. The rest of the people are forced to stay at home. The streets empty, but the supermarkets have everything you need.
In many countries closed restaurants, bars, cinemas, hairdressers and beauty salons, cafes and other establishments where there are mass gatherings of people.
in Addition, a ban on handshakes and other greetings that involve physical contact. People are strictly required to stick to each other at a minimum distance of 1 meter. So, in the Italian city of Bergamo, according to eyewitnesses, the queue in supermarkets can be so long that people are forcedENES stand on the street. And this is not due to number of people, and rule on the acceptable distance between people.
Many countries, including Russia, introduced a ban on public events. Were canceled sports competitions, cultural and religious events.
Schools, universities and other educational institutions are moving to distance learning. Employees possibly transferred to remote work.
Penalties for violation of quarantine
of Course, everywhere there are those who are willing to break the rules of quarantine and is not to limit yourself to nothing. Therefore, some countries impose fines for violation of the quarantine.
In particular, the Norwegian authorities have imposed a fine of 20 thousand Norwegian kroner (about $2 000) or 15 days imprisonment for all who violate the rules of the quarantine.
Those who will find the rustic cottage outside of town, you may get a fine in the amount of 15 thousand Norwegian kroner (about $ 1,500).
termination for violation of quarantine
recently appeared on the Internet viral video in which a woman in China was purposefully violated the rules of the quarantine imposed by the Chinese authorities.
she tried to hold the authorities, and then she began to scream.
Later, representatives of Bayer said that the woman in the video, an employee of the company. For violation of quarantine woman fired.
In Hong Kong, authorities used electronic bracelets that allow you to track the location of residents. This measure aims to ensure that people will comply with the measures imposed quarantine against the spread of the coronavirus. Bracelets is connected with a special application and provide transfer information. They required that the authorities knew that the person is at home.
the measure was introduced along with the requirement of the authorities to introduce a 2-week quarantine for anyone arriving in the city.
Those who will provide the authorities with liesinformation, risk getting a fine in the amount of 644 dollars, and also imprisonment up to 6 months.
authorities ‘ appeal to citizens to comply with the rules of social distancing
the authorities of many cities and countries distribute official memo about how to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Rules explain to citizens how to behave. In particular, without special need not to use public transport, not go to crowded places, be it shops or restaurants. It is also recommended to avoid physical contact with other people, as well as to keep a distance of at least 1 meter from people who have symptoms of infection (cough, runny nose, sneezing).
it is Especially important to follow these rules for older people and people with chronic diseases.
Spying authorities for citizens
the Israeli government approved the emergency measures that allow security agencies to track data from mobile phones on the movement of citizens suspected of infection with coronavirus.
These measures are necessary in order to enforce the quarantine and to warn those who came in contact with these people.
Usually such measures are being taken to spying on potential terrorists, but now they were imposed on potentially infected citizens. Human rights activists have already expressed a negative attitude to this decision of the authorities.
Details of the cyber-monitoring were not disclosed, but it is clear that surveillance of the population will be carried out using data obtained from telecommunications companies.
police Warning about compliance with quarantine
In response to the spread of coronavirus, and to enforce quarantine by the inhabitants of the country, the Spanish authorities decided to patrol the streets of Madrid using drones.
Police uses drones that not only track those who do not comply with quarantine measures, but also calls using the speakerphone the people to leave the streets and to stay at home.
the Spanish authorities took the example of the Chinese, who are also using drones patrol the streets and urge people to stay home.