Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Wednesday that Hungary will open the terrace when 3.5 million or half of the population is vaccinated. It is expected to open next week. Switzerland also announced the opening of terraces and sports competitions with spectators. The borders between Belgium and Israel are opened.
After one-third of the population received the vaccine last week, Hungary began to gradually open stores and provide some services. According to a Reuters report, given that the hospital is crowded with enthusiastic patients, the infirmary believes the move is premature.
Orban lingered between the record number of infected people and the pressure of an open economy, he announced relaxation measures, including opening a restaurant.
“We want to restore part of our past lives,” Orban posted on Facebook.
Oban also said that the school may gradually open, and the kindergarten will definitely begin to open next Monday.
In addition to opening restaurant terraces and spectators during sports games, the Swiss government also announced that it will open cinemas, theaters and concert halls from April 19, although visitors must wear masks and keep their distance.
Universities and other adult education institutions will be able to host on-site courses with limited capacity.
Although the epidemic situation is still fragile and has deteriorated in recent days, mitigation measures have been taken.
The government said: “Although the situation is unstable, it is acceptable to open further to the Federal Council.”
Switzerland’s position is contrary to that of neighbouring Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked parliament for temporary powers to enable it to impose a lockdown in areas with a high incidence of coronavirus.
Agence France-Presse quoted Prime Minister Alexander de Crowe as saying: “Belgium, which has been prohibited from crossing the border for tourism or other non-essential purposes since the end of January, will resume this possibility again from Monday.”
The Prime Minister said at a press conference that the European Union’s travel ban will be lifted on Sunday night, but travel is still not recommended.
For travel outside the European Union, the rules will not change.
Now, Belgian citizens will be able to travel to EU countries, but will be subject to strict monitoring when returning, which means that if they return from the “red zone”, they must be tested and be tested on the first and seventh days after returning. isolation.
Belgium will also open a terrace bar and restaurant from May 8, which is the first time in six months.