Italy, France, and Spain prepare to ease coronavirus lockdown
Italy France and Spain are preparing to loosen coronavirus restrictions, with other countries watching closely to see how some of the first and hardest-hit countries in Europe might safely emerge from their cripling lockdowns.
After the US, where the number of infection is heading toward the 1m mark, with more than 54,000 deaths, the three countries have the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the word, according to Johns Hopkins University, it’s the biggest university in the world.
The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic passed 200,000 on Saturday, with more than 2.9m confirmed cases, rising rapidly in many countries but slowing in others because of lockdowns.
The decision on how and when to reopen will be vital to how people and businesses can cope with the pandemic, balancing the need for economies to restart with the risks of the new outbreak and further shutdown.
In Italy, which was the first European country to impose a lockdown in March, and where there have so far been close to 200,000 infections and at least 26,484 deaths, Giuseppe cont same.
manufacturing could restart as soon as 4 May.
The Italian prime minister said schools, however, would not reopen until September, measures would be announced early this week, he told Italian daily La Repubblica.
The tight lockdown has been seen as a blunt but effective tool to halt infection until a vaccine is developed.
some countries have imposed less restrictive measures, for example, Sweden, where shops, and restaurant and Junior schools have stayed open. possibly, as a result, the sedan’s death rate from COVID-19 is nearly 200 per million people, compared with 31 per million neighboring Finland and 36 per million in Norway.
The county’s chief epidemiologist, Anders tegnall, has argued that the effectiveness of lockdowns and border closures has not yet been properly analyzed and that Sweden ‘s high infection rate might help it in the future are more people will become immune.
However, Sweden’s deputy prime minister, Isabella Lovin, told the BBC it was not yet fully clear if people who had been infected would be immune. she also said the country had a” big problem” with its main strategy after an outbreak in elderly care homes.
There was a debate at the weekend on the topic of immunity after the world health organizations (WHO) said there was no evidence that people who have recovered where immune. after criticism for scientists, the agency rowed black, clarifying that it expected people to develop some level of protection but that it was not clear how much and how long it would last.
Unlike Sweden, France has imposed a mandatory tight lockdown for a week. the country’s prime minister’s, Endured Philippe, said he would present a national strategy to parliament on Tuesday, which would then debate vote on the recommendation.
The pandemic has killed at least 22,650 people in France, with officials on Saturday reporting 379 new deaths in the previous 24 hours.
seventeen priorities have been identified for beginning France out of lockdown. this includes reopening schools, companies returning to work, getting public transport back to normal, the supply of marks and sanitizer. testing policy and support for elderly people.