Covid-19: countries in dispersed order

On the eve of the Easter holidays and as spring sets in, the French are called upon to “provide an extra effort” in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic. Emmanuel Macron spoke on Wednesday evening to announce a new round of vis. No strict confinement but movement restrictions applied to the entire territory and the closure of shops. Thanks to this “mobilization of everyone in April”, the Head of State has promised the reopening of certain places of culture and terraces of bars and restaurants from mid-May.

Emmanuel Macron also announces the acceleration of the vaccination campaign. And in particular its extension to all people over 60 on April 16, then to all over 50 on May 15 and finally all under 50 from mid-June.

Next comes what the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer defines as “a little aside from April “ and which is however the strongest measure: the closure of primary schools for 3 weeks and of colleges and high schools for 4 weeks from Friday evening with a unification of the spring school holidays throughout the territory from April 12.

Sweden also adapts and finally decides to delay the easing of restrictive measures until May at the earliest. The Prime Minister warns of the offensive of a third wave.

“_The spread of the virus is too high and unfortunately the numbers continue to rise in several parts of the country. The pressure is on the healthcare system and we have to take care of it, ‘Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.

In Belgium The League of Human Rights and its Flemish counterpart have filed an appeal in court to challenge the legality of the anti-Covid measures decided by the Belgian state. The Belgian state was ordered to lift all restrictions within thirty days.

“_Even in a crisis situation when it is necessary to take measures, we do not take it lightly but these measures must be taken in accordance with the rule of law, in particular when it comes to limiting the fundamental freedoms of all the citizens “, _Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty, President of the League of Human Rights in Belgium.

Belgium has appealed against this decision, meaning that nothing has changed for the moment.

A one Bulgaria, as the third wave gains momentum, the government is easing restrictions ahead of the April 4 election because it believes the population needs a breath of fresh air.


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