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Spain extends quarantine. Authorities went on alert after the number of cases increased

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The Spaniards were frightened and returned to harsh measures.  Spain decided on Wednesday (May 6th) to extend the state of emergency for another two weeks.  That was after it was given free to walks and physical activities.

 Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on the parliament, which approved the measure, after easing the restrictions, bringing the number of cases of illness to 3,121 on May 6.  This is after, after the end of April and the beginning of May, they had stabilized at 850 -1,200 new cases per day.  

Spain has registered 256,855 cases of COVID-19 disease and over 26,000 deaths.  The Sanchez government wants to gradually lift the measures of isolation at home and at the same time control the implementation of measures of social distancing and hygiene among the population.  


Home isolation was imposed on March 14 and the state of emergency was due to end on Saturday, May 9, but will be extended until May 24.  Although the opposition claimed that 60 days of state of emergency were illegal, it had to vote on the law for national security.


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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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Greece has opened its borders and started receiving EU citizens without a mandatory quarantine after arrival starting Monday at 11:00 local time, Bulgarian police said.  The opening took place an hour earlier than initially announced, reports BTA from the Kulata crossing point between Bulgaria and Greece.


 The Greek border authorities distribute to persons entering Greece forms to be filled in with the full name of the person and the destination of the journey.  Coronavirus tests are performed randomly.  If the test is positive, the person will be quarantined for 14 days.


 A long line of vehicles waiting to cross the border formed early Monday morning, and by noon the queue was several kilometres long.  The cars waiting at Kulata came from Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and other European countries, according to BTA.

 Greece also reopened its two major airports, Athens and Thessaloniki, on Monday, while regional airports are set to reopen on July 1.


 As at the land borders, random tests for COVID-19 will be conducted at Athens and Thessaloniki airports by June 30.  "Those who will be tested will have to wait for the result - that is, one day - in a hotel of their choice.  If someone is tested positive, he will remain in quarantine for 14 days, "Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas was quoted as saying in a press briefing on Monday.


 Greek authorities also reopened all museums in the country on Monday, after visitors were allowed to visit only a few archaeological sites in late May.  Visitors and leisure parks, hot springs, gyms and other places related to the tourist season have also been waiting for their visitors since Monday.

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From partitions in cafes to thermal imagers in shopping centers.  The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed our world - many previously unaccustomed precautions have now become the norm.  And they may well remain even after a complete victory over COVID-19.  This applies to disinfection, social distance, face masks and other important aspects of our safety.  Here are 12 examples of how the world has now begun to adapt to a new reality.

 1. In one of the gyms in Hong Kong, glass partitions were installed separating cardiovascular equipment.  Such barriers are designed to reduce the risk of the spread of viral infections transmitted by airborne droplets.


2. In the same room there is also a spray of a disinfectant that destroys bacteria, viruses and mold spores in the air.


3. In one of McDonald's, a thermal imager now stands at the entrance, which checks the temperature of all visitors.


4. A restaurant in Shanghai sprays visitors with a disinfectant solution.


5. And now Starbucks in Taipei looks like - at least some protection against direct contact.


6. In some institutions, dishes are disinfected directly at guests table.


7. And in one of Beijing's restaurants, take-away orders are delivered to the door by a robot.


8. In a number of Chinese schools, students at the entrance to the class are now processed from and to.


9. In shopping centers in Asia, escalators began to be supplemented with UV sterilizers that destroy germs and viruses on handrails.


10. And in the shopping center of Bangkok there was a robot that measures the temperature of all people passing by it.  So you can quickly identify the patient.


11. In many restaurants, guests began to receive paper bags in which you can remove the mask for meals.


12. A supermarket in Denmark installed a mobile station for washing hands at the entrance - it can be used before shopping and after.

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Who said that isolation at home during the COVID-19 pandemic must be boring, become a nightmare and a torment?  Young mother Rachael Havenhand woke up locked up in the house with her two 8- and 5-year-old daughters and had a sensational idea.

While most of the countries are starting to each quarantine restrictions, there are still many families that are scared to go out and return to their old life. According to wordmeters.info, there are currently almost 5 million confirmed cases and more than 323.715 deaths, while around 2% of those people infected are either in serious or critical condition.

On top of the list, we see the US with 93,110 deaths, followed by the UK with 35,681 cases and Italy with almost 33.000 victims. The good news is that we see the number of new infections going down, which means that the quarantine restrictions that have been implemented are starting to take effect. 

 

As the gyms and fitness centers are yet to stay closed for the foreseeable future, Rachael Havenhand (28) from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, is a fitness instructor and has been forced to stay home for two weeks now.  Since mid-March, the British government has ordered the closure of cinemas and theaters.

Self-isolated overnight with her two daughters Gabriella (8 years old) and Florence (5 years old), Rachael took her cellphone and bought a lot of "decorative nonsense" from eBay.  She did not spend more than 300 pounds and woke up to the door with over 200 kg of brightly colored objects.

 Helped by the two little girls, the mother got on the job and turned the oppressive and colorful house anost in beige and cream shades into a real Barbie doll house.

"We spend a lot of time in the kitchen because here girls do their homework and here they spend 4-5 hours a day preparing snacks or food.  So I started the decorations with the kitchen, then followed the hall, the living room, the stairs and the bedroom, ”Havenhand told the Daily Mail.

 After the house was filled with colors, the mood of the house changed radically.  The colors he used were pink, purple, green with several shades, blue, cherry and yellow.

And because the entire house has become a toy for the three housewives, they continue to use their creativity to the full and still paint the walls with abstract shapes and childish designs, which, later, Mother Rachael transforms into murals.  Obviously, after the girls fall asleep.

 

 

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When staying in quarantine, people start creating funny things. Some people invent funny games, other creative occupations. While spending the whole day at home, let’s see how others are spending their time, maybe we find something good for us.


A person in lockdown starts seeing his house as a big and luxurious castle, or a battlefield, even that floor is lava. Jimmy Fallon was wandering where the human creation can get, and started a challenge with the hashtag #ImSoBored. 

The comedian asked people to tell him funny things they have done to pass the time in quarantine. Yes, boredom is the path to creationism, new ideas and funny actions.


James Thomas Fallon is an American comedian, actor, television host, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The Tonight Show is the third longest running show on NBC,and due to coronavirus it got a quarantine rendition. Since Fallon’s show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and other late-night shows that spread good mood and fun have suspended production due to the pandemic, the Fallon found a good solution. Jimmy created the "At Home Edition” episode which are coming out live from Fallon’s home.

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