Many European countries are introducing the easing of restrictions which were ordered in March when the coronavirus epidemic began to spread on the continent. Now it seems like a normal life is slowly returning to many states.
Index reported that in Germany, citizens from different households can organise programs together once again, and many shops reopen. In Austria, the number of infections decreases every day, and retirement homes can be visited again by making an appointment and spending time outside, in the fresh air.
In Serbia, the 52-day-long lockdown officially ended. Shops, malls, restaurants, cafés, and bars reopen, but it is mandatory to wear gloves and masks alongside keeping a two-metre distance. From Monday, nursery schools will open, but the government asked parents to take their children there only if necessary.
In Belgium, some shops can open with the strict rule of social distancing and entering while wearing a mask and gloves. Each citizen has only half an hour to spend in smaller shops, not more. In the Netherlands, restrictions are fully lifted and will only be introduced again if the virus starts to spread again. Wearing masks and gloves is mandatory, and events can be held starting from September.
In France, the number of infections decreases, and the government is going to start to ease restrictions from next week. From next week, French citizens can leave their homes without permission, but only for 100 km in distance. Cinemas, theatres, and concert halls remain closed, along with beaches, swimming pools, and sports centres.