People are eager to return to normal life, go out without restrictions, meet friends, and go shopping. Now, in some European countries, but under certain conditions, this is possible again.
As it says DebordAlthough in Germany, the strict blockade still hinders social life, trade and food, the situation is different in other European countries. This is the situation.
This is undoubtedly what locals and tourists have long hoped for: After six months of having to close cafes and restaurants in Greece due to a large number of new crown infections, they resumed work this Monday. Although it is only outdoors, there are certain restrictions on the terrace. The staff must be tested twice a week and wear masks. Guests are not allowed to stand, but can only sit down. A table can accommodate up to six people, and there must be a prescribed distance between the tables. Music is also prohibited.
All of this may be completed before 11 pm, because the night ban on movement is still in effect.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, this most popular tourist destination has an incidence rate of 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants-roughly the same as in Germany. Only 8% of citizens received at least one dose of the vaccine. Greece hopes to be fully open to tourists from May 15th. Guests are still allowed to enter Greece, but must go directly to their destination.
In the Netherlands, cafes and restaurants are also allowed to serve guests outside on the terrace, but only from 12 noon to 6 pm. The ban on going out at night is no longer valid, allowing shops to laugh without making an appointment. At home, socializing may be a little more friendly: now, they are no longer one person, but two people. Museums, cinemas and theaters are still closed. Students and students still mostly take online courses, but they are allowed to go to school or university at least once a week.
The incidence rate in this country is still high: 300 new infections per 100,000 population in the last 7 days. So far, approximately 30% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
In the Czech Republic, a small step has also been taken towards normalizing life. As of Monday, all shops and markets have reopened. This country is severely affected by corona and is considered one of the hot spots of the European pandemic. But the number of new infections is slowly declining, so the seven-day incidence is now 150. The Czech Republic is no longer considered a high-risk area. So far, more than 18% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
As of Monday, France has also relaxed measures that have so far been stricter than those in Germany. Allow people to move freely again-so far, they have only been allowed to move within 10 kilometers of their place of residence.
High school students are allowed to enter the classroom again. The kindergarten and elementary school have been open for a few days. It is planned to allow cafes and restaurants to be opened on the terrace within two weeks, and the ban on going out at night will start from 19 hours to 21 hours.
Although many people certainly want to partially open up, for some people progress is too fast. That is, the incidence rate is still high: 300 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. The government hopes to see the results of the increase in the number of vaccinations soon. According to Johns Hopkins University, nearly 10% of citizens have received at least one dose.