Europe Remains In Lockdown Mode


In early 2021, COVID-19 restrictions remain in place across Europe. Yet, reluctance to go into a full-fledged lockdown has some countries apply a hodgepodge of restrictions just short of the real deal. 

Spain and France, where a second wave of infections spread from mid-July, led the way by imposing lockdowns as early as October. France has since come out of lockdown and switched to an early national curfew supplemented by restaurant closures - a tactic which is currently also applied in Belgium and Luxembourg. 

Spain has stuck to its national curfew and localized lockdown system stubbornly despite case numbers rising swiftly again in what has been called a third wave of infections. Italy, where cases started rising quickly in October, is under the same regiment, while adding early restaurant closures at 6 p.m. into the mix. 

More national curfews have been implemented in less-affected parts of Eastern and South Eastern Europe, for example in Hungary, Romania, Turkey and Albania. 


WNU Editor: What bothers me is that there is no indication from anyone on when will all of these lock-down measures and curfews end.