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That's what freedom looks like! Euphoria in Wuhan after quarantine.

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Their relatives, friends, friends of their friends died.  In all families there is a tragic story: death, illness, poverty, bankruptcy.  After 11 weeks of severe quarantine, the "lock" was opened and Wuhan City, the "heart" of the pandemic that has plagued the world is trying to come back to life.


The city with 11 million inhabitants begins to fall asleep after more than two and a half months, it was like a ghost.  The new coronavirus started right here from an animal and bird market and spread uncontrolled across the globe. Today (April 8), a few days after China had no local transmission case, and just a day after the historic "no death of Covid-19" restrictions were lifted.  The quarantine imposed on January 23 ended at midnight Tuesday through Wednesday, and passengers began storming buses and stations, some wearing full-length suits.

But the over 80,000 cases and 3,300 deaths remain behind and the hope that one day the world will look exactly like before the coronavirus.  For now, it's just hope, because there's a long way to go.


Although some restrictions have been lifted by the authorities, many control measures remain in place.  The Chinese were warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Those who go to Beijing go through two rounds of tests, and in other provinces, those who come to Wuhan have to be quarantined for two weeks, the New York Times writes.


In addition, everyone is required to use a tracking application on their phone or tablet and to prove that they were not sick or did not come into contact with sick people of COVID-19.  The Chinese system records every place where people make payments and the network of hundreds of millions of surveillance video cameras is famous.


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The Slovenian government has announced the end of the new coronavirus pandemic in the country, with the news being the first country in the European Union.  Slovenian authorities have confirmed less than seven contaminations a day in the past two weeks.


People coming to Slovenia from other EU member states are no longer required to be isolated for at least seven days, as they have been since early April, the government said in a statement on Thursday.  Slovenia, a country with 2 million inhabitants bordering Italy, Croatia and Austria, has a total of 1,500 infections and 103 deaths from COVID-19, with few new contaminations in recent days.

 Slovenia, a country of two million people, has reported 1,464 infections with the new coronavirus and 103 deaths from covid-19.  "Slovenia has calmed the pandemic in two months.  Today, Slovenia has the best epidemiological homage in Europe, "Prime Minister Janez Jansa announced in Parliament on Thursday.


 Some restrictions will remain, such as banning public gatherings, wearing a mask and complying with social distancing rules.  Earlier this week, the Slovenian government announced the lifting of most restrictions starting next week, including the reopening of shopping malls and hotels with less than 30 beds.


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The week of May 11-15 is an important one for many European countries!  Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic are among the first to start the "great relaxation" of the restrictive measures imposed by COVID-19.  Even if the rules imposed by the authorities are simple, no one respected the social distance and did not keep his mask on when he reached the terraces.

WHO experts and local authorities have imposed four simple rules of countries trying to return to normal:

 1. keep a social distance of 1.5 meters; 

 2. to impose frequent hand washing; 

 3. to impose the wearing of protective masks in public spaces; 

 4. to do everything possible to prevent social overcrowding.  

None of these rules have been followed since Monday in the main European countries.


The banks of the Seine were flooded by thousands of Parisians eager to socialize after being isolated for more than 50 days.  The beautiful weather erased with the sponge from the collective memory the devastating balance caused by COVID-19: 178,000 sick and 27,000 dead.  But they were not the only Europeans to "relax" over a beer. 

 In Prague, Czech Republic, thousands of locals took advantage of the beautiful weather and drank huge amounts of beer right on the sidewalks.  However, only 8,200 contaminations and 260 deaths were recorded in the Czech Republic, due to prompt action by the authorities.


The Belgians also forgot about masks for months, but they respected social distance.  They drank their beers in the parks, because the terraces and bars are still closed.  Belgium recorded 54,000 illnesses and 8,800 deaths.  


The terraces were also opened in Switzerland on Monday, after the authorities announced the balance of the two months of nightmare: 30,000 contaminations and 1,800 deaths.  

The terraces and promenades in Madrid, Barcelona and Tarragona were stormed and people drank cold beer forgetting that they are not allowed to gather in groups of 10 people and must wear masks.

After recording a record balance of 270,000 contaminations and over 27,000 deaths, Spain's population of 47 million seems to ignore the recommendations of the government led by Pedro Sanchez, which recommends caution.  “The temptation of a cold beer is too great and no one thinks about the consequences ".  

The Austrians were more cautious than their German neighbors and have not yet opened the terraces and bars, preferring to drink beer in the parks at the appropriate distance.  In the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the restaurants opened on Saturday, but only two people sat at the tables and drank beer in a mug with surgical gloves in their hands.

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The countdown has begun until the great release, announced by the authorities on May 15.  Plans are being made about the operation of restaurants, hotels, rules have been imposed for the reopening of hair salons.  The somewhat normal life is enjoyed by the citizens of other European states. The images of Austrians rushing into shops, or those of Spaniards enjoying sports and walks are as optimistic as they are disturbing.  Authorities warn that the danger has not passed.

 Since 1 May, Austria has further relaxed measures imposed in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and allowed the reopening of hairdressing salons, larger shops and shopping malls.  And the images speak for themselves about the impatience with which people have been waiting for this relaxation. Queues formed in front of clothing stores, sidewalks were crowded, and parks and markets became promenades again.

Austria will further relax its containment measures from May 15, when restaurants and cafes will be reopened and religious services will be able to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was quoted as saying by Reuters on Tuesday.

Relaxation also is in Spain, one of the hardest-hit countries in terms of deaths due to the new coronavirus.  Over the weekend, in Barcelona, ​​runners and cyclists littered the streets near the beach, where surfers enjoyed the waves.

In Madrid, cyclists and young people on skateboards walked the boulevards, crossing police lanes trying to prevent congestion.  Spain was one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and imposed strict containment measures in March. Sports and recreational activities have been banned in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.


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The coronavirus pandemic is creating big troubles for people. Work and studies from home are the new conditions for everyone all across the globe. To prevent the virus from spreading at the workplace, schools and universities, more and more companies are turning to remote work as a necessary step to continue realizing their agenda. This unpredicted new reality is for an unknown time limits, but it made the bosses meet their employees online.


One of the leaders decisions, is to encourage people to work from home during quarantine. Working from home for someone is paradise, but for others can be horrible. Families with children found here a big problem, no video conference without them. There are also some people who have problems with modern technology, so they transform themselves in a potato, using some filters and are unable to figure out how to turn the filter off.

The global work-from-home movement intended to maintain efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic, so people can maintain economic stability in their family budget. The closure of schools and transition to “distance learning” for children, created the condition of studying at home, so students now are the one who also have daily online conferences.

For many persons, setting up a home office is a full creation, while in self-isolation people get creative. Some parents share their desk space with kids or are having furry little friends participate in conference calls. No matter in which situation you are, you have to work or study at home. Online conferences are the best option, while learning and working process is maintained.


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Josh Billings said, "The dog is the only being on Earth who loves his master more than himself," and not infrequently we were moved by the stories we heard about a dog's sacrifices for its owner. Below we have made a selection of the most beautiful and impressive movies with dogs and puppies.


Hachiko: A Dog Story

One of the most beautiful and exciting movies with dogs. You will follow a story that will surely mark and sensitize you. The movie with the dog Hachiko is based on a true story that takes place in Japan in the ‘20s. The puppy used to go together with his master to the train station every day, when he left for work, but, unfortunately, his master died suddenly. Hachiko continued to come to the station to wait for his master for 9 years, every day, from 5 o'clock until the last train in the evening.


101 Dalmatians

The movie with 101 Dalmatian dogs was the movie that has charmed generations in a row. It's the Disney brand, and Cruella is the negative character who manages to create a whole hysteria when she ends up kidnapping all the Dalmatian puppies in London. It is part of the series of the best dog movies.


Eight Below

A true story, based on the friendship and loyalty that binds between several dogs and his master. It is one of the puppy movies that teaches us a real life lesson and what fighting for survival means.


Marley & Me

A special movie for puppy lovers. You will be able to follow the story of two young married who decide to take a dog, a Labrador, which they call Marley. Their life changes completely when his master realizes that with his dog he has a lot of writing materials for the newspaper he works for, and his success is not long in coming.


Beethoven

The Beethoven movie is part of the list of classic pet movies, but it is one of the most loved movies with dogs, especially by the little ones. It is about a Saint Bernard dog with a strong personality who is adopted by a family with three children. This is where the adventure begins, and the emotions are not lacking at all.


A dog’s Purpose

One of the best movies with dogs, which highlights the most beautiful friendship story between a little boy and his dog. The movie focuses on the destiny of a devoted puppy, who discovers his purpose, that of making everyone around him laugh and love. It is an emotional movie that will make you cry in many moments.


Red Dog

The movie is based on a true story and tells the story of a dog named Red, who once arrived in Pilbara, Australia, becomes the symbol of an entire community. It is one of the most exciting movies with dogs, because the story is based on a real friendship between a dog and a man.


I am a Legend

An impressive movie in which you will discover Lieutenant Robert Neville, the only healthy man left in New York City after a mutation, who killed about 90% of the people on earth. The real and emotional story of the movie focuses on the dogs' unconditional love for their owners.


A Dog Year

Jon Katz (Jeff Bridges) is a writer in a time of crisis, when he no longer manages to pay due attention to his family or meet the deadlines set for his future project. Although he had two dogs, Stanley and Jules, in his life he also comes with a sympathetic patriot, eager but extremely intelligent and affectionate, named Devon. Thus, it becomes quite difficult for Jon to deal with three animals. The film is inspired by the writings of journalist and writer Jon Katz, a great dog lover, who dedicated numerous volumes to these dogs.


A dog's way home



What to do if you and your beloved master are separated by hundreds of kilometers? Bella knows the answer: she will definitely return home, no matter what it costs her! And her path will be full of incredible adventures, dangers and amazing discoveries.



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