Despite seven million reported cases and more than 400,000 deaths worldwide due to the corona virus, the general trend of closing and relaxing restrictions on Monday is confirmed in many countries.
After the health crisis, the financial emergency took over. No less than 7 million people around the world have tested positive for the new coronavirus since the epidemic began. However, the general trend towards deconfinance is confirmed almost everywhere in the world with the aim of spreading hard savings.
Even countries where the epidemic remains virulent have chosen flexibility. Latin America, for example, or India, which has since Monday approved the reopening of its shopping centers and services. Many temples have installed “sanitary tunnels” upon their access.
New Zealand Rugby Championship
New Zealand, which welcomes the recovery of the last person still in solitary confinement, has lifted all its national restrictions. This includes, and this is a world first, the resumption of a rugby championship that will only oppose five teams but where the public is allowed in the stands. The country with five million inhabitants has registered just a thousand cases and only 22 deaths.
In Spain, which has registered 27,000 deaths but has managed to contain the virus in recent weeks, the matches of the football championship will resume on Wednesday. In the Madrid region and Barcelona, the most affected by the pandemic, phase 2 of the closure plan allows companies to re-open whatever size as of Monday. The beaches of Barcelona can also open again for swimming. Cafes, bars and restaurants can once again welcome indoor customers by drastically limiting the number of visitors.
Deconfinance in a dropper
However, Poland, which has also begun the closure, recorded an increase of infections over the weekend, with 1,151 new cases. Among the infected, almost two-thirds are employed in Zofiowka coal mine in the southern country and members of their families.
On the other hand, the UK, with a total of 40 542 deaths, only raises the drop-by-drop restrictions. Everyone arriving in the UK from abroad must follow a quarantine of 14 days from Monday, a measure of the disputed efficiency that will panic for the air and tourism sectors. This fortnight, which will be reviewed by the government every three weeks, applies to all land, sea and air arrivals, regardless of whether travelers are resident or not in the UK. As a way out, Boris Johnson’s government is considering establishing bridges with some tourist destinations, such as France or Spain.
Monday marks the opening of swimming pools and sports halls in Denmark, and in Ireland all stores – except shopping centers – open before the travel restrictions ended on June 29.
Relaxation of restrictions in America
In Brazil, the third most distressed country in the world after the US and Britain, the governor of Rio de Janeiro announced the relaxation of the restrictions. The official balance sheet has exceeded the threshold of 36,000 dead, aware that the scientific community in Brazil considers it far below reality.
In the United States, where anti-racism demonstrations now dominate the news, the ending also continues. This week, New York enters Phase 1 of the plan to reopen its financial operations. Construction companies and factories in the US economic capital will therefore be allowed to return to work. Retail companies will be reopened in a limited form.