In contrast, three of the four countries with the highest mortality rates in the world and the number of cases – the United States, Brazil and India – either never closed properly or reopened before their complaints began to diminish.
The EU has formally agreed on a set of recommendations from 15 countries that it considers safe enough to allow its residents to travel to its territory on Tuesday. To be on the list, countries must select a series of boxes: their new cases per 100,000 citizens over the past 14 days must be similar or below EU and must have a steady or declining trend in new cases. the period compared to the previous 14 days.
The bloc will also look at what measures countries are taking, such as detecting contacts and how reliable each nation’s data is.
The list includes Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. China, from which the virus originated, is also on the list, but the EU will only offer China entry under the condition of mutual settlement.
“I don’t think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short time. There have been huge personal expenses for staying home and canceling events, but the data show that every day has made a profound difference,” said its lead author. study, Solomon Hsiang, professor and director of the World Policy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.
How successful a lock was depends on several reasons, including whether it was implemented early enough. It’s not like two locks, so while people in countries like Italy or Spain were fined if they took them out of their homes for anything other than basic reasons, in Japan, staying home was a proposal, not an order.
Australia, Canada, New Zealand are rapidly reducing travel, while in other countries such as Algeria, Georgia and Morocco, children were the first to see the impact of the pandemic as schools closed.
Other measures included staying orders at home, closed stores, isolation and isolation. Some countries, such as Algeria, Rwanda, Montenegro and China, have been hit by the lifting of restrictions. This prompted officials to restore some measures at the local level.
In China, Beijing’s capital was partially locked last month after a new complex linked to a food market. Montenegro returned to mass protests last week after seeing a new outbreak of three weeks of virus relief. And in Rwanda, health authorities put some villages under renewed closure last week following new incidents there.
However, the restrictions imposed on the treatment of the disease have also been extremely detrimental to the economy and have exacerbated existing inequalities in education and the workplace, as well as between races, races and socioeconomic backgrounds.
As shops and schools closed and almost all travel was stopped, hundreds of millions of people around the world suddenly found themselves unemployed. The impact on the economy is one of the reasons why some leaders, including US President Donald Trump, are pushing for a quick opening, even when infectious disease experts have warned of lifting restrictions too early.
Aleesha Khaliq, Dario Klein, Shasta Darlington, Rodrigo Pedroso, Manveena Suri, Paula Newton, Yoko Wakatsuki, Milena Veselinovic and Kocha Olarn contributed to the report.