Most European governments do not want to overshadow the lives of citizens by introducing even stricter anti-epidemic measures and lockdowns, but they see no other way to stop the growing number of covid infections. In this regard, it is especially important that the rules introduced are logical and understandable — and here, according to the press, much still leaves much to be desired.
There are contradictions and double morals everywhere
Diena edition is beside itself:
“The decision of the authorities to give the go-ahead for the music award ceremony is very cynical, while the law prohibits citizens from visiting their parents, relatives, and friends. For example, according to the regulations, it is not allowed to help a neighbor — and give her a ride to the store in the car, even if both of you are wearing masks. At the same time, no one prohibited the use of public transport, in which dozens of people from different households collide in the immediate vicinity. … We are asked to go to the shops alone. At the same time, one of the country’s top epidemiologists admits that while his wife is in the store, he himself takes “incriminating photos” on the street, which he later uses as examples of social irresponsibility. And no one asks the epidemiologist why he went to the store along with his wife.”
It’s high time to close the factories too
Journalist Christian Vangeli, on the pages of the portal Zeit Online, criticizes the fact that the industry is still largely shielded from radical measures:
“Is our meat processing industry a system-forming one? Or the auto industry? Yes, it will cost us a pretty penny to send the production to lockdown for a few weeks. But money is not the most important issue in the era of low-interest rate policies. The most serious of the problems is the endless lockdown that leads to bankruptcy and destroys the foundations of people’s existence and in a variety of areas. … Basic citizens rights, children, culture, mental health: all of this has been relegated to the background in the face of the pandemic. But the idea of limiting the pendulum migration, that is, travel to and from work, as well as for some period to close factories and factories is still considered something left-wing.”
Stay at home, do not disturb the tourists!
During the Easter holidays, residents of Spain will be mostly banned from traveling around the country, but tourists from abroad are allowed to enter the country. And the tiptoe on the tongue of the one who will say that tourism is more important to the authorities than the well-being of their own citizens is sarcastic on the pages eldiario.es Isaac Rosa:
“To hold such an opinion is the same as to claim that the major infrastructure projects implemented in the country over the past decades — airports, high-speed railways, highways-were carried out not for the benefit of its residents, but to facilitate the movement of the masses of tourists. … To think so is madness. The concreted coast, construction projects instead of natural landscapes, expanding urbanization, new golf courses, the use of water and other resources, and so on — is all this really intended to serve tourism, and not to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the country?”