Coronavirus in Europe – level 2

19-10-2020 07:00

Countries in Europe successfully slowed outbreaks of the coronavirus in spring this year. But most countries are declaring more new cases every day now than in spring.

Governments are imposing new stricter rules which makes many people angry and confused. The first wave of the coronavirus hurt many people economically and mentally too.

Now it seems that there will be even more problems, and people do not like it. All across Europe, governments are closing down pubs, bars or gyms. In Madrid, the capital of Spain, people can travel in and out of the city only if it is necessary.

Experts say that governments must think carefully about new rules. It is important to keep the virus under control; however, people must understand the rules and why it is necessary to follow them.

Difficult words: outbreak (a sudden start), declare (to say something officially), impose (to force people to accept a new rule or law), wave (a lot of events happening at one time), mentally (connected with the mind and thinking).

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