How the coronavirus pandemic changed the world: 12 photos
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.
The first EU country that announced it has defeated the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
On social media, a new flashmob became popular: people put on pillows (#pillowchallenge)
In isolation, thousands of women around the world have started to post pictures of using a pillow as a dress. Bizarre posts quickly went viral. Each girl tried the pillow outlook and posted on social media the post with the hashtag #pillowchallenge.
The pillow is tied at the waist with a firm strap and the entire outfit is accessorized with a quality bag, and shoes with a heel. The new trend quickly became popular on instagram and a thousand users put the pillow on. Fashionable women, who got bored during quarantine, invented this funny but at the same time fashionable challenge.
Women are wearing different size and color pillows, some of them creating art and unique look, other making it total fun. Today we entertain ourselves online, while each of us is self-isolated and the wave of creativity is unstoppable. Flash mobs online are very popular today on Instagram and Tiktok.
It is not the first viral trend during quarantine. Just two weeks ago, women around the world cut their hair in front of the video camera and posted the result, often disastrous. The new trends and challenges are spreading fast, so the whole world being involved.
Spain extends quarantine. Authorities went on alert after the number of cases increased
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.
How the world quarantine is gradually being canceled due to coronavirus?
The number of cases of coronavirus in the world as of May 13, according to Johns Hopkins University, exceeded 4.2 million. But in some countries, depending on the specific epidemiological situation, the previously introduced restrictions are gradually mitigated. In Europe, quarantine measures were started in April.
In India, after seven weeks of quarantine, rail links partially opened. Flights from several major cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, became available. Passengers control the temperature, they must treat their hands with a disinfectant when boarding the train and at the end of the trip.
In Germany, people returned to the gyms.
Czech authorities allowed restaurants to open summer verandas.
In Israel, parks were opened and allowed to use outdoor sports equipment while maintaining social distance.
In Bangladesh, some factories, logistics services and shops were allowed to return to work, but with limited working hours.
Schools are gradually returning to work in France: indoors, social distance must be respected, so most children will continue to study remotely.
In Los Angeles were opened walking trails. In crowded places, such as parking, the use of masks is mandatory.
In Switzerland were opened shops, museums and libraries.
Hairdressers opened in Turkey.
In the UK, people were allowed to sunbathe in the parks nearby from housing and to engage in sports without restrictions.
Iranian authorities opened mosques during several holy nights of Ramadan.
In Buenos Aires (Argentina) opened bookstores and children's stores.
In the Australian state of Victoria, people are allowed to meet friends and families. At home, you can receive up to five guests, and walking on the street - in a company consisting of a maximum of ten people.
A cat spent 40 days alone due to quarantine: she managed to survive and even give birth to kittens
In the Chinese city of Wuhan, a cat spent 40 days at home alone, due to the fact that its owners were infected with coronavirus and were hospitalized.
The owner of a British shorthair cat named Le-Le said that his entire family of seven people became infected with the coronavirus on the eve of the Chinese New Year. By that time, the cat was at the last stage of pregnancy. When all family members were hospitalized, the owner of Le-Le did not ask others to look after the cat, because in his apartment it was possible to get infected of the deadly infection.
As a result, Le-Le was left alone in an empty apartment. The cat managed to survive thanks to two open bags of food that its owner had left before leaving for the hospital.
“I keep turtles and fish at the balcony in the aquarium. There was also filtered water that the cat could drink !, ”the owner explained.
Together with his wife, he closed all the windows and doors, in addition to the balcony, before leaving for treatment.
“After that, we had no idea what was happening in the apartment,” he admitted.
After 40 days, his wife was discharged from the hospital. She returned home and found that Le-Le gave birth to four kittens and feels great. However, the pet ate all the fish in the aquarium.