Coronavirus in Europe: new exemptions and new requirements

European countries issue new restrictions amid Covid-19 resurgence

Coronavirus in Europe: new exemptions and new requirements

In Paris, restaurants have opened their doors to guests, and in the UK, public transport passengers are required to wear masks.

Monday marks the day of new restrictions lifted in France, the UK, Greece and elsewhere, while China is restoring some coronavirus restrictions after dozens of new cases in Beijing..

Restaurant owners in Paris will join colleagues in the rest of the country and open doors for guests to dine indoors. In addition, guests from abroad will be able to come to France, since some European countries open borders for each other..

“We have to restart our economy,” said French President Emmanuel Macron.

In the UK on Monday, stores will reopen, previously classified as minor. Religious buildings will be open to individual prayers, and recreational facilities such as open-air cinemas and zoos will also open. People will still have to abide by social distancing rules, and the government recommends wearing masks indoors.

Wearing masks on UK public transport from Monday is a must.

Greece has opened an international airport in Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city, for travelers from EU countries. In addition, Greek museums reopened after a three-month hiatus..

Coronavirus in Europe: new exemptions and new requirements

Hong Kong Disneyland prepares to open on Thursday. The park was closed in January and will initially be admitted to a limited number of visitors. During the reservation process, guests will be required to fill out a health questionnaire. Disney Park in Shanghai opens in May.

China has reported 49 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, most of which are related to the wholesale market in Beijing. In this regard, the authorities reintroduced some requirements for social isolation and abandoned plans to resume some activities..

Countries around the world are struggling to decide when and how quickly restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the virus, which has affected 7.9 million people worldwide and killed at least 433,000 people.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday raised concerns about local government and business failing to enforce existing restrictions, leading to large crowds of people who do not adhere to social distancing principles and generally do not wear masks..

“If you have large crowds of people who do not comply with social distancing requirements, who do not wear masks, then you will get an increase in the spread of the virus,” Cuomo said. – Perhaps he will not come right away, but he will come. And once that happens, it will be too late. Now you have a spike again, and it will take weeks of extraordinary effort to bring it down. “.

Turkey’s health minister also expressed concern about his country’s efforts, saying Turkey is “drifting off target” given that the country has more than 1,500 new confirmed cases per day. This is the highest figure for Turkey since June 3..

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