How the world is preparing for the second wave of coronavirus
In the face of the second wave of coronavirus, who is not coping with its tasks – Germany and France, who have prepared a plan for the reform of the organization, are sure of this. This is reported by Reuters with reference to a diplomatic document.
The mask has become an attribute of everyday life and an art object. Pictured is the “pandemic exhibition” in Daegu, South Korea. Photo: EPA
In the meantime, many countries are imposing even stricter rules than at the beginning of the pandemic. According to the decision of the French authorities, Paris is declared a high-risk zone, as is the country’s largest port, Marseille. “Whatever you want, you’ll find on the Champs – Elysees,” Joe Dassin sang in a song celebrating street Dating and fun. From now on, French frivolity is over: both on the Champs-Elysees, and in the Latin quarter, and in other busy places of the capital, where there is usually a “high concentration of people”, passers-by are officially obliged to wear masks even in the air. As announced by the Minister of labor Elizabeth Bourne, from the end of August, this rule will apply to offices and businesses. Wardrobes, corridors, halls, workshops-being in closed rooms will be strictly regulated, Le Soir reports. “The medical community is inclined to the fact that the only place where a person can do without a mask is his home,” the publication writes. In the same Germany, the mask regime was strengthened only on transport – in trains and commuter trains. The fines are quite high – up to 500 euros. Many passengers only wear a respirator on their forehead or chin for visibility. “Controllers are constantly faced with insults, spitting, swearing and threats to their address,” – debunks Die Welt myth of unconditional law-abiding Germans. One guide told about a citizen who flatly refused to wear a mask, saying that he was… “the king of Bavaria”.
The Italian Ministry of health has closed all discos for almost a month, including on the beaches. From six in the evening to six in the morning, a “mask curfew” is introduced, obliging citizens near entertainment establishments to use mouth and nose protection. Spain has curtailed club life: all bars and restaurants in Madrid and resorts are required to close no later than one o’clock in the morning. In addition, you can no longer smoke in public places, unless in complete privacy. Spaniards worry that the country will be closed again for quarantine, and then-goodbye, holidays. No wonder Vigo, the largest city in Galicia, has already begun to dress up the streets for Christmas. Due to sanitary restrictions on the wiring of Christmas lights, more time is needed, and the mayor’s office decided to play it safe. Germans have already come to terms with the fact that this year, for the first time in many decades, they will remain without Oktoberfest, and now the clouds have thickened over the traditional carnivals in Cologne and Duesseldorf. German health Minister Jens Spahn said he “can’t imagine” a rampant street March in the current conditions. However, the decision to cancel the holiday has not yet been made. Well, in Graz – the second largest city in Austria – all tickets to the local Opera and drama theater were made strictly nominal. Now you will have to specify your last name, phone number and email address when buying, and take your passport with you to the performance, writes the newspaper Krone. This will help the authorities track the chain of contacts if someone from the audience picks up the “crown”.
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While the Old World turns into a besieged fortress, the Chinese, who have suffered during the strictest quarantine, have let go of the reins. In August, a local water Park hosted an electronic music party that hosted several thousand guests. They stuffed themselves into the water “like herrings in a barrel”, forgetting to take precautions, the local press notes. Meanwhile, in Brazil, where many beaches are still closed, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, decided to meet the locals halfway. His team has developed a mobile app for booking sun beds. But the Brazilians did not appreciate the idea and made fun of the mayor, who became the hero of memes in social networks. Then the frustrated politician demolished the app and left the beaches under lock and key. However, it is already possible for Brazilians to swim in the ocean.
In New Zealand, which is considered one of the least affected countries by the “crown”, they decided to play it safe and postponed the parliamentary elections from September 19 to October 17. But in South Africa, where almost 600,000 patients with COVID-19 have been identified (almost half of all cases in Africa), the authorities have lifted restrictions on restaurants, gyms and places of religious Assembly.
“Many countries impose stricter rules than at the beginning of the pandemic”
Even the fight against such a serious disease as coronavirus, sometimes does not do without curiosities. As reported by Reuters, the Ministry of health of Namibia had to fight the spread of a fake that the “crown” helps well… elephant dung. Many in the country thought he was a great folk remedy for all ailments, from toothache to sinus problems. The government is running an awareness campaign calling on citizens not to self-medicate with all due respect for elephants.