Coronavirus in Europe – level 3

19-10-2020 07:00

All over Europe, governments are imposing new restrictions as cases of the coronavirus continue to surge on the continent. However, many people are running out of patience with the ever-changing and often confusing rules.

In England, the government has shut down pubs, gyms, and betting shops in Liverpool, the only city that is in the very high-risk category for now. In France, authorities are adding more major cities to their maximum alert list, and bars, cafes and gyms are forced to close. In Madrid, Spain, non-essential travel in and out of the city and nine suburbs has been prohibited.

Experts warn against imposing measures that hurt people economically or mentally, especially if they are announced without a clear strategy. They say that governments should come up with carefully balanced guidelines that will keep countries as open as possible while keeping the virus under control.

Difficult words: surge (to suddenly increase), alert (the state of being watchful for possible danger), non-essential (not absolutely necessary).

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