Vienna: European countries further relaxed restrictions on coronaviruses on Friday to prevent the economic losses caused by the blockade, despite concerns about the spread of the second round of diseases, and incurable diseases continue to sweep the world.
US President Donald Trump hopes to get a vaccine by the end of the year, but many parts of the world are learning to live to the best of his ability in the shadow of this disease that killed 300,000 people worldwide.
Although Europe was released after reducing the number of new infections, cases in many other parts of the world continue to proliferate, and the economic and political impact is increasing.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that finding a vaccine for a disease that may never disappear may also be the source of tension between the rich and the poor in the world, and is being tested in various countries.
“We are looking to get it by the end of the year if we can, maybe before,” Trump told reporters at the White House as he discussed America s “Operation Warp Speed” effort in the global race for a vaccine.
After two months of trauma, European borders and beaches reopened.
Slovenia became the first European country to open its borders last Friday. Although there are still new infection reports, it announced the end of the coronavirus epidemic.
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were creating their own “Baltic bubble”, allowing free movement among the three countries, while Austria and Germany were expected to open their shared border.
France has demanded self-moderation as the country prepares for the first weekend since the blockade was lifted on Monday, warning the police that it will disrupt any large gatherings.
But as summer in Europe draws near, and as major tourism attempts to rescue something from the wreckage, the beach begins to reopen.
French officials have reopened large stretches of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, but they are only allowed to walk and swim-sunbathing is prohibited and there are no crowds.
Parasols and deck chairs are also beginning to appear on the Italian coastline, although the rate of reopening is slow and depends on local authorities.
“It moves me to see these sunshades,” said Simone Battistoni, whose family has been running the Bagno Milano beach concession in Cesenatico on Italy s east coast since 1927.
Despite being in front of the empty stadium and strict sanitary measures on Saturday, Germany is still preparing to restart the football championship.
Despite reporting more than 10,000 new cases, Russia has pushed ahead with plans to relax restrictions. Its football league will return to the stadium next month, and thousands of people have been tested for antibodies to show whether they have been infected with the virus.
Austria reopened the restaurant and the iconic Viennese cafe on Friday, an important symbolic step.
“We missed it and we re going to come back as much as possible,” said Fanny and Sophie, 19-year-old students waiting for breakfast at a cafe in the Austrian capital.
At the same time, Ireland will begin lifting the blockade in the next few days, while providing a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving in the country.
At the other end of the world, Sydney ’s bars and restaurants opened their doors to customers on Friday due to the extended weeks of bans.
“The desire to sit in a place that is not your house with your mates and have a drink is truly overwhelming,” said Chrissy Flanagan, owner of The Sausage Factory, a bistro in Australia s biggest city.
As the catastrophic economic impact of the virus becomes more and more apparent, the pressure to ease the lockup is increasing.
In the United States, the world ’s most affected country, more than 85,000 people died. Industrial production fell by a record 11.2% in April, the largest decline in 101 years.
Among the 36.5 million Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis (more than 10% of the total population), Trump has been keen to loosen the lockout measures to seek re-election in November.
However, President Obama also tried to step up disputes with Beijing over his responsibility for what he called the “plague from China” to resist the government’s handling of the pandemic and threaten to cut off the links between the two countries.
The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China at the end of last year, and then spread around the world under the impetus of air travel and a global economy.
Germany, the top European economy, also fell into recession, the worst quarterly contraction since the global financial crisis in 2009.
The pandemic also caused political destruction.
A month later, one month after Nelson Teich resigned because of “incompatibility” with right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s response to the country’s growing coronavirus crisis Brazil has lost its second health minister.
Bolsonaro has been harshly criticizing working from home.
At the same time, the virus continues to spread worldwide.
The World Health Organization says that 231 million people in Africa may be infected and as many as 190,000 people may die.
People are also concerned about the “nightmarish sight” of infection found in the world ’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, where more than one million Rohingya Muslims from neighboring Myanmar live in dirty places.
In the Philippines, a strong storm forced thousands of evacuees into narrow shelters, making social isolation almost impossible.
The range of victims’ diseases is also expanding.
The WHO said it is studying possible links between COVID-19 and rare inflammatory diseases that have caused children and deaths in Europe and the United States.