Coronavirus: first measures of déconfinement in the world

Coronavirus: premières mesures de déconfinement dans le monde

Paris | After China, the cradle of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, several countries begin to consider a déconfinement progressive.


The province of Hubei, with the exception of the chief-place in Wuhan, started its déconfinement march 25, levant, under certain conditions, of movement restrictions.

The closure of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus has popped up in December, was lifted on 8 April, but the town hall has returned to the containment 70 residential neighborhoods on 7000, after the discovery of holders “asymptomatic”.

In Wuhan, as in Hubei, the people have to produce on their mobile phone and a QR code green, proving that they are in good health.

Czech republic

In the Czech Republic, runners or cyclists are no longer obliged to wear a mask since 7 April.

The gardening stores, building materials, and bicycles can open it from the 9.

The businesses need to provide the disinfectant, and gloves for single use. Customers must abide by the social distancing.


Austria reopens Tuesday its small shops.

The other stores should follow in early may, the restaurants in mid-may, with accommodations to meet the distances of caution.

The movements remain limited to the essentials until the end of April.

The schools should remain closed until mid-may, the higher education continuing courses online until the end of the academic year.

No cultural events or public gatherings until at least July.


Denmark reopens Wednesday, day nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools, then secondary schools on 10 may.

Bars, restaurants, shopping centres, hairdressers and massage salons will remain closed. No gathering of more than 10 people.

The borders remain closed, the foreign travel not recommended. The restrictions will remain in place for months, has warned the government.


In Spain, confined since march 14, and at least until the 25th of April, a party of the workers, however, have returned to the factories and construction sites and millions of masks are being distributed on Monday. Since 30 march, all economic activities non-essential were shut down.

The phase of déconfinement “will begin not earlier than in two weeks and will be very gradual,” stressed Sunday the Prime minister Pedro Sanchez.


In France, the 11 may will mark the beginning of a déconfinement part with the progressive reopening of schools, colleges, and high schools.

Universities, bars, restaurants or movie theaters will remain closed, as are the borders with non-european countries.

The elderly and frail were required to stay confined.

Festivals will not be permitted until at least mid-July.


Norway intends to reduce gradually its measures beginning April 20, reopening nursery schools and lifting the ban stays in a secondary residence.

Some health professions such as physical therapists and psychologists will be allowed to resume their activities.

From the April 27, partial reopening of the schools, colleges and universities, as well as hair salons, massage and dermatology.

The other rules remain: the prohibition of cultural and sports events, border closures, quarantine measures and self-isolation, telecommuting encouraged…


In Portugal, in a state of emergency since march 19, the authorities are hoping for a gradual return to normality in may.

Nurseries and schools will re-open by the end of the school year, except, perhaps, for the high school students who must pass tests.


Greece is banking on a return to “normalcy” in may, provided that the confinement be strictly adhered to in the meantime.

But “any discussion on the lifting phase-in measures is premature”, has warned the government on 6 April.


In Italy, confined throughout the territory since march 10, a few shops, such as libraries or laundromats, can reopen on Tuesday in some regions.


The swiss authorities are to announce Thursday the “first stimulus” provided by the end of April.

The minister of Health has warned that the hygiene precautions and social distancing “will remain very important and for a long time”.

United States

In the absence of direction from the president, Donald Trump, the déconfinement of the United States could be done region by region, perhaps as early as may. Several States warn that the reopening will be slowly in order to avoid a second wave.

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