Italy and Austria Ease Lockdown and Reopen Some Shops
European Countries Are Relieving Lockdown as Decrease in New COVID-19 Cases
Out of all European countries, a big step has been taken as Italy and Austria ease lockdown and reopen some shops and small businesses amid coronavirus outbreak, which is greatly affecting the whole world like 1,979,853 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported in 210 countries and territories due to which 124,918 humans have critically suffered and died after being infected since its first case reported on November 17 in mainland China.
As some parts of Italy and Austria ease lockdown and reopen some shops and businesses, Denmark also intends to ease their lockdown situation in the country faster than they had originally scheduled. The European Union advised other countries to gradually reopen their countries and relax lockdown measures while coordinating with each other to prevent sudden disruption and chaos.
Spread of COVID-19 in Italy and Austria
Italy is one of the countries which are massively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll had risen to 700 deaths per day in the month of March. Since January, 162,488 human beings have been reported to having the infectious agent in their blood out of which 21,067 had died.
The surge in the number of new cases has declined as compared to the statistics of last month. It has been decided by the governmental sectors of both countries as Italy and Austria ease lockdown and reopen some shops and businesses across the countries to help the people move towards their normal schedule after suffering through massive trauma amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Italy was considered to be the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been under strict lockdown for five weeks with the help of law enforcement and military aid. Other than some northern regions of Italy, including Lombardy, the rest of Italy and Austria ease lockdown and reopen some shops along with multiple small businesses, while urging to follow preventive measures to limit the transmission of infection by following the hygienic routine and a limited number of people allowed in several public places.
Austria has also suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic as 14,214 cases have been confirmed in the country, including 384 deaths recorded until now. Preventive measures, including lockdown has been implied across the country to help limit the escalation of new COVID-19 cases as no antidote has been found yet to completely treat the infection without permanent side effects on the human body.
Fear regarding the reappearance of COVID-19
It is expected by the researchers that even after harsh and uncompromising measures initiated in countries, there is a chance that it would unavoidably ultimately lead to the resurgence of new cases. Lifting restrictions of lockdown should be avoided until further transmission of the infection has come to a complete stop as Italy and Austria ease lockdown and reopen some shops across the countries in an effort to restart the economy.
After the decision regarding Italy and Austria ease lockdown and reopen some shops to help the general population amid COVID-19 pandemic, it is being advised by the Commission of the European Union not to resume normal daily activity unless the country is economically stable enough along with enough required medical supplies to cope with the second surge of the infectious cases of COVID-19.
Businesses, schools, and local shops should lead the way of reopening the country, followed by controlled reinstating of bars, cafés, and restaurants. After Italy and Austria ease lockdown and reopen some shops, multiple other European countries have followed the example as the new cases of COVID-19 have decreased dramatically after rapidly surging for the last five weeks. Denmark is reopening primary schools along with the relaxation of lockdown. Spain and Poland have allowed multiple businesses to return back to work.