Coronavirus cases are rising again in Europe and governments do their best to avoid a return to brutal lockdown. They can succeed

As European children return to their reopened schools this week, governments are still battling several second waves of the virus and tightening coronovirus-related restrictions to avoid resorting to more radical measures.
– Europe can “conquer the epidemic” by learning to live with it without waiting for a vaccine, and can avoid going back to the entire economic and social lockout, World Health Organization Europe’s regional director Hans Cluj said on Tuesday.

– Wearing masks in the workplace is mandatory in France from today, as the number of new cases has returned to its record level since the height of the epidemic in March. Masks are also mandatory in the streets of most major French cities, including Paris.
According to data released on Tuesday, tourism in Spain was 75% less in July compared to the same month in 2019. And spending by international visitors was down 70% in the same month.

– Spain and France are two countries in Europe so far, where the number of new cases has increased the fastest, but coronovirus infection is also up, albeit in small numbers, in Germany, Italy and the UK
Protests were condemned by German far-right protesters in the country’s Parliament House for masking protest against the weekend. There will be “zero tolerance” for such movements. .
– According to an article by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, although no fewer than 125 coronavirus vaccines are currently in development, it is unlikely that one of them will prove effective before the end of 2021.
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the vision: Although most European countries are experiencing new COVID-19 spikes, the death toll is not increasing in the same proportion. In the winter season, that gives governments some leeway to tailor their responses to the epidemic, and, in particular, to experiment with local restrictions. Nevertheless, governments such as France or the UK are warning that if the virus continues to spread, they may not be left with much choice but to return to a normally disastrous normal lockdown. This in turn depends on governments’ own credibility, and what they believe is between their citizens – or not.
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