Graphic shows loosening of Covid-19 restrictions in selected countries.


Europe takes steps towards post-lockdown normal

May 7, 2020 - Europe is continuing to loosen some of its restrictions as the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) slows and countries attempt to return to public life after weeks of lockdown.

Germany is preparing to reopen restaurants and restart professional soccer games, while the Netherlands government has sped up its own plan to reopen, Bloomberg said.

More than four million people have been cleared to return to work in Italy and the Spanish population was allowed out to exercise for the first time in seven weeks. Some countries now allow restaurants to offer takeaways, others are permitting their citizens to get haircuts as well as visit zoos and museums.

Britain was one of the last countries to lock down citizens and hasn’t eased any restrictions yet, making it an outlier among big economies in Europe, but that could change following a review on Sunday.

PUBLISHED: 07/05/2020; STORY: Graphic News
Graphic News Standards