Russians will not be able to walk along the decorated and bright European streets on New Year's holidays. In many European countries, a repeated lockdown has been introduced. Now, not only tourists are not allowed to enter, but local residents are allowed to leave their homes only for a very good reason.
Which European countries have reintroduced lockdown? What is prohibited and what is allowed there? We tell in the material "Word and Deed".
Great Britain was one of the first to announce the introduction of quarantine. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the national lockdown will last until December 2. According to the politician, he very much hopes that these temporary measures will help stabilize the situation and families will be able to reunite during the Christmas holidays. Pubs, restaurants, gyms and some shops are due to close for several weeks. The restrictions did not apply to schools, colleges and universities.
Johnson also added that he "sincerely regrets" that this has affected the business. However, he assured the entrepreneurs that all subsidies and material assistance to them will be extended.
“No responsible prime minister could ignore the figures that suggested that the death rate would reach several thousand a day, and the peak death rate would be worse than the country saw in April,” the BBC quoted Johnson as saying.
Walking along the Champs Elysees and enjoying the beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower will definitely not work in the near future. President Emmanuel Macron announced this to the residents of the country. The politician noted that while the lockdown will be in effect until the end of November. People are only allowed to leave their homes for work or medical facilities.
In this case, you will need to fill out a special form that will prove that the person left because of strict necessity. Restaurants and bars closed, but schools and factories remained open. Mass events are also banned.
In Italy, lockdown has not been introduced everywhere, but in certain regions. The most severe restrictions apply in three places: Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta. Each region has its own measures. Somewhere they are very tough, but somewhere they are softer. But there are general measures that apply throughout the country.
For example, a curfew has been introduced. People are not allowed to be outside from 22:00 to 5:00. Shopping centers are closed on Friday and on weekends, theaters, cinemas and museums are closed.
The work of gyms and gambling houses is also prohibited. Children study remotely. However, in the city of Vasto, where the restrictions are not so strict, they decided not to transfer schoolchildren to distance learning. Educators have come up with their own way to teach children without sacrificing their health. Classes are now organized on the beach.
According to experts, this innovation was met with interest not only by parents, but also by the students themselves.
Source: Federal News Agency - Vladimir Tulin
In Austria, too, not everything is so rosy. A lockdown has been announced in the country. It will run until the end of November. Residents are now prohibited from going to catering places. I do not work in cultural and sports establishments. Hotels are now temporarily idle. Only those who came to the country on urgent business will be able to settle in them. It is forbidden to gather in large companies.
No more than two families can meet in one area. Wedding ceremonies have also been canceled for now. If the couple really wants to, then they can sign together. It is forbidden to have picnics with friends at home. For this, people can be charged a huge fine. In some areas, there is even a curfew, which prohibits being on the street from 20:00.
Life in Germany is no longer in full swing either. Restaurants and bars are closed, major events are canceled again, movement within the country is also prohibited, overnight stays in hotels for tourist purposes are prohibited, public gatherings are allowed for families of up to 10 people only, entertainment venues, gyms and saunas are closed, and so on.
At the same time, schools and kindergartens are open. People are not prohibited from visiting relatives in nursing homes. Churches will also be open to residents, and air traffic is not yet planned to be suspended. Such measures will last until the end of November.
Source: wikipedia.org - Air Force CamerOperator / PATRICK NUGENT / Public Domain
In Belgium, the quarantine will last even longer. All restrictive measures will be in effect until mid-December. Schoolchildren were sent on forced vacations, shops and entertainment venues were closed. Only those who do not have a remote mode of operation can go to work.
In this country, curfews have been imposed in more than one hundred municipalities, where about 70% of the population lives. Curfew starts at 11 pm on weekdays and 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. By the way, the Portuguese themselves opposed such harsh measures. There was even a rally in Lisbon.
In any case, Russians are advised not to get upset about the lack of travel to Europe. You can find a beautiful place in your home country.
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