How other European countries, including Spain, Italy and France, come out of the coronavirus lockout – the sun


THE government has to face the demand to reveal its exit strategy for coronaviruses as European countries begin to plan their lives after the foreclosure.

Experts say the UK is still weeks away from relaxing controls, but say the country urgently needs to know there is a plan.

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    A woman wearing a mask and gloves in the middle of the coronavirus containment in Milan, Italy
A woman wearing a mask and gloves in the middle of the coronavirus containment in Milan, ItalyCredit: Reuters

Here we look at how nations across the continent are breaking out of the lockdown. . .


FIRST country to give a specific plan to exit the lockout. Small stores could open by April 14 and larger stores by May 1.

Hotels and restaurants may open in mid-May.

The public lock will remain until at least the end of April.


MAY end its lockdown today after the country’s transmission rate drops to 0.7.

The test rate was high, which allowed authorities to identify and isolate those suffering from mild symptoms.


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Locked out since March 14, the rate of new infections has reached record levels.

Some restrictions for non-essential workers may end after Easter.

Bars and restaurants will remain closed beyond the current April 26 deadline.


NO date has been given to start ending the lockout.

Once the infection is manageable, schools can start to reopen regionally and shops and restaurants may open. Masks would be mandatory in a public building, train or bus.


LOCKDOWN Sunday extended by three weeks.

Small shops and businesses can reopen Tuesday. Bigger later.

The factories manufacturing industrial machines will resume. Schools will not reopen until September.


PM Mette Frederiksen wants a “gradual, controlled and silent” reopening of Denmark after Easter.

He locked out on March 11. There is talk of a sprawling return but people crushed together would not be allowed.


NO plans to lift the lockout at this point.

On March 27, the first 15-day stay order was extended until April 15, the Prime Minister said last week that a second extension was likely to follow.

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