PLEASE EXCUSE THE CLICK-BAIT - this photo has nothing whatsoever to do with the article!
The image was from a Chinese Shop in Vienna I had taken some years ago.
I used it as the top image for my post on the Hive Blockchain - click the title below to read my post.
The city of Leicester, in the UK’s Midlands region, is facing a lockdown following a recent spike in COVID cases. The decision was confirmed by UK home secretary, Priti Patel, on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, June 27.
A related article appeared on THE CONVERSATION about a month ago:
With coronavirus infection rates falling – and the predicted economic and welfare costs of lockdown so high – governments across the world have tentatively started lifting restrictions and reopening their economies.
But to do this safely and prevent a second wave of infections, policymakers need to understand the effects that lockdown measures such as closing schools or businesses – known as non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) – are having on containing the virus. This will help predict the effects of rules being eased, and also show which interventions are most effective.
Updated News from METROPOLE - a Austrian Expat Community Publication
The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna
EU to Open Borders to 14 Overseas Nations
US, Russia, Brazil Not Included
June 30, 2020: The European Union formally agreed on opening the external borders of the EU to several countries outside the European economic area and travel zone. Travelers from these countries are free to travel to Europe: Japan, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Rwanda, Serbia, Montenegro, Georgia, Uruguay, Thailand, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia. Travelers from Russia, Brazil and the US are banned from entering the EU due to high numbers of active coronavirus cases and new infections.
Interesting video from one week ago, regarding local lockdowns: