Europe under Lockdowns; Do they know better?

19 Nov, 2020

Millions of people have become the victims of the lethal virus. According to BBC News, more than 55.6 million people have been affected by the lethal virus since its eruption with approximately 1.34 million deaths. In these days, coronavirus cases are increasing day by day all across the world. The UK has announced a lockdown by predicting the severe condition of the second wave of coronavirus.

In case of any pandemic, a lockdown is imposed to save the people from the fatal pandemic because all of us know that prevention is better than cure. Full lockdown means that people are not allowed to enter any new building or exit from any building where they are already present. Smart lockdown means that it is restricted only to a few places which are at more risk.

A new lockdown is also happening in England, while as far as Scotland is concerned, it has moved to a five-tier system of restrictions. In Germany, the state of Bavaria is imposing new restrictions, but there will be no full lockdown. As far as France is concerned, it is under a second national lockdown until at least 1st December. People are allowed to go to work, buy essential goods, seek medical help, or exercise for one hour a day.

Previously, all non-essential shops, restaurants, and bars are closed, but the schools and colleges will remain open. In Germany, the Partial lockdown implemented till 30th of November mainly targets the social side of interactions.

In Greece, during the current lockdown, which runs until 30 November, people are forced to get permission to leave home by sending SMS messages for daily requirements. Otherwise, they cannot go outside. People of all ages were infected by a coronavirus in the 1st wave. Worst affected ones were older people or suffering from chronic conditions.

Conditions of hospitals in developed and developing countries were much volatile because of a shortage of beds and staff. Even the health system of America, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and many other leading economies collapsed in the 1st wave of coronavirus. So, all nations should prepare themselves for the 2nd wave, by keeping a keen eye on the number of new infections and hospital bed availability.

Europe, with arguably some of the oldest populations by age, is particularly at risk of higher death rates; and this is why we see their government reacting more proactively than others. North America, under the present administration, is in a state of denial, and third world countries probably do not have the economic bandwidth to survive a second lockdown.

Viromasks reusable mask can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of the virus. It is important to prioritize wearing masks and following other preventive measures to protect ourselves and others during these challenging times.