Many European countries, including those most affected by the outbreak of a pandemic threat, Italy and Spain, continue to weaken quarantine restrictions. The decision about when and how they will go back to normal life, the power to make, starting from the epidemiological situation. And, of course, it is important to strike a balance: to resume the work of enterprises and companies, not to lead the country to economic collapse – but to avoid the second wave of the disease that may further exacerbate the difficult situation.
In Italy, which is the first in Europe introduced restrictive measures at the beginning of March, and where the number of cases approaching 200 thousand people, some businesses can recover on may 4, the newspaper La Repubblica.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that this time will be allowed to operate in construction companies and factories, and urban parks will be reopened for walking.
“the Resumption will only be permitted provided that employees will not violate the safety protocols in the workplace,” said Conte, noting that this process will lay the groundwork for more serious reforms in the economic sphere.
in addition, residents will attend family meetings and ceremonies with the participation of more than 15 people and subject to social distance.
Later, on may 18, plans to open retail stores, museums and libraries, and from June — beauty salons, hairdressing salons, restaurants and bars. Then the training process will be able to resume sports teams. The school, in the words of Giuseppe Conte will remain closed until the beginning of next school year in September.
Italian Prime Minister Himself called the restart social and economic activity in the country “a challenge.”
“We will live with this virus, and we have to observe all precautions,” said he. Conte added that some hard constraints will act to develop an effective vaccine or medication to combat Covid-19.
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Speaking on Sunday, April 26, the Director of the coordination Center health alerts and emergencies at the Ministry of health of Spain, Fernando simón, said that the latest data show a clear downward trend in the growth rate of infections in the country. According to him, the government’s decision to allow some people to return to their jobs two weeks ago has not had any negative impact.
the Ministry of health of Spain said that currently, the coronavirus was diagnosed in 226 of 629 people, 23 of whom 190 died. The rate of growth of new cases are To 0.8% – compared with 3% for the past few weeks, and 38%, when the country March 14, declared a state of emergency.
Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez on Saturday, April 25, announced the lifting of some restrictions from 2 may. It is reported by El Pais. In a televised address to the citizens of Sanchez said that the Spaniards would be allowed to do sports individually, and people living together will be able to go on a short walk.
the Weakening of quarantine measures have also touched children. Now a child under 14 years old, it will be possible to go out every day on the hour from 09:00 to 21:00 when accompanied by an adult, but you can walk in a radius of 1 km from the house. While parks throughout Spain are still closed. Children are also allowed to take outside with her toys. Teenagers from 14 years and older is now available with the permission of the parents alone to go shopping.
in Addition, Spanish authorities are developing a plan to further mitigate the quarantine in different regions. Will be based on the actual epidemiological situation in each of them, as well as the criteria established by the world health organization (who).
“We’re not going to suddenly restore activity in all sectors – said Pedro Sanchez. De – escalation should be gradual”.
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the government’s Plan to exit from quarantine on Tuesday, April 28, is going to present the Prime Minister France Edouard Philippe, according to Le Figaro. After the presentation of the measures the Parliament will vote.
today it is known only that on may 11, the country will resume work schools. Children in classes will divide into groups to enable them to comply with social distance.
In a statement published on the website of the Ministry of health of France, the national research Council has cautioned against too sharp weakening of the inhibitions which may lead to a new outbreak.
Recall that a rigid quarantine in France was introduced on March 17.
the intention is gradually to soften the bans have already announced several other European countries, including Belgium and Greece.
the Prime Minister Belgium Sophie Wilmes announced a plan for gradual exit from quarantine, which the easing of restrictions will occur in 3 phases, according to Le Soir.
the First phase will begin may 4. Since that time, its work will resume industrial enterprises, and after a week, may 11, will open all the shops.
the Second phase is scheduled to begin may 18. In the country again restored classes in schools. Priority will be made for students in those classes who have exams. In addition, the lessons will not be more than 10 students. But students older than 12 years are obliged to attend classes in disguise.
from 18 may will open its doors beauty salons, hair salons, and museums. The authorities again allowed the residents to gather in small companies at home and will allow more people to attend weddings or funerals.
On June 8, it is planned to implement the third phase of the government’s plan. Visitors will once again make the restaurants, hotels and tourist agencies.
But, despite the easing of the quarantine, citizens are obliged to wear protective masks in public transport and places where the expected accumulation of the public.
Sophie Wilmes emphasized that any removal of restrictions will relate to the changing epidemiological situation in the country. If the number of cases will increase again, the Prime Minister does not exclude the re-introduction of strict prohibitions.
the Opening of the tourist season is planned for July in Greece. Now, however, when visiting Greece, travellers must provide a special “health passport”. This document confirms the fact that in order to travel people passed in their own country the test for coronavirus, and the result was negative.
a new system of control has been barrage of criticism from the local population and tourists. A person can pick up the infection at the airport or even on the plane.
in Addition, since April 27, in Greece will begin a phased removal of restrictions. In a country working again, the courts, and since 4 may on the mainland of the state’s residents will be able to get out of the house without notice on the route. However, to gather a large company (not more than 10 years) is still prohibited.
Since early may, open shops (except for large shopping centres) beauty salons and Barber shops to begin operating small businesses.
Thanks to the country introduced tough measures, the pandemic was not allowed to spread. For a country with a population of about 11 million people there are only 130 deaths from coronavirus, and it is several times recorded zero daily mortality. The total number of infected in Greece is 2506 persons.