Coronavirus in Europe – level 2

01-05-2020 07:00

Some European countries imposed tough restrictions because of the coronavirus. Italy, France, and Spain hope that the situation is getting better, and they are planning to loosen some of the restrictions.

Italy will open factories on May 4; however, schools in the country will stay closed until September. In France, the government plans to open schools on May 11. Spain will allow outdoor family activities and exercise in May, too.

After six weeks, children in Spain could leave their homes on Sunday, and they filled the streets of towns. Their parents had to stay at home too, and they could only go out when they really had to.

Some countries do not want to loosen the restrictions because they are afraid of a second coronavirus outbreak.

Difficult words: impose (to make someone follow rules), tough (strong or very difficult), restriction (a rule that says what you can do; it is usually less than what you normally can do), loosen (to make something less strict).

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