Europe will avoid lockdowns on one condition — WHO

The WHO has named a condition under which strict lockdowns can be excluded, which the organization’s representatives consider to be an extreme measure.

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European countries will be able to avoid hard lockdowns on one condition. 95% of EU residents must wear protective masks, Hans Kluge, head of the European arm of the World Health Organization, said during a press conference.

Kluge considers lockdown as an extreme measure in the  pandemic.

Also, a WHO official called the closure of educational institutions ineffective, since children and adolescents do not contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

According to Kluge, in Europe, at least primary schools should work as usual.

Recall that strict isolation regimes were re-introduced in France and Germany. In Britain, there is a lightweight option.

Meanwhile, quarantine is being eased in the Netherlands. They allowed the operation of entertainment establishments, museums, libraries, cinemas.

Despite isolation in France, Christmas trees have been listed as essential goods. Holiday trees can be freely purchased from supermarkets or outdoor Christmas tree markets.

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