Several European & American countries including UK, Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, Belgium & others have outlined their roadmap to lift or easing the lockdown. The restrictions imposed in countries due to Coronavirus pandemic including State machinery, Education, Industries, Sports & other are going to resume in phased manner as outlined from next few weeks. Following the economic backlash, several states of USA including New York, have prepared to give ease in lockdown and likely to resume functioning in phased manner, according to New York Governor. In addition to United States, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom have also expressed to give ease in lockdown restrictions. Italy and UK two major affected countries in first week of April, have also prepared roadmap to lift lockdown in May first week. Belgium on other hand has also said to lift lockdown from May 4.
States in US preparing to lift restrictions from May 4-
Some U.S. states are preparing to lift coronavirus restrictions this week, against the warnings of many public health experts. New York Governor has also planned to ease restrictions in phased manner.
UK to ease Lockdown from May 7-
Italy to lift lockdown from May 4-
Italy plans to lift its coronavirus lockdown in stages, with the country to resume manufacturing and construction first. Italy to start lifting coronavirus lockdown from May 4, said PM Conte. Italian PM also said sports training can start in May, no date for Serie A re-start.
Italy will allow factories and building sites to re-open from May 4 before allowing more businesses to open in following weeks as it prepares a staged end to Europe's longest coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday. However Italian prime minister has said schools, however, would not reopen until September. More than two months after the first case of COVID-19 appeared in a small town outside Milan and following weeks of lockdown, Italy is looking ahead to a second phase of the crisis in which it will attempt to restart the economy without triggering a second wave of the disease, reported Reuters.
Belgium to lift lockdown restrictions from May 4-
Spain- From May 2
Austria- From May 1
Ireland extends lockdown till May 18-
Ireland to extend coronavirus lockdown to May 18. Schools and colleges in the country will reopen in September, says Prime Minister Leo Varadkar: AFP news agency
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Switzerland- From May 11
Opened some businesses such as approved hairdresser and flower shops but next stage begins 11 May when primary school children return to school and all retail stores reopen.
Germany- From 27 April
France- Decision on Tuesday
India- Lockdown extended till 17 May
Indian Government, Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the nationwide lockdown for 2 more weeks, from May 3. Earlier the 21 days lockdown ended on April 21, extended further till May 3. Amending the Para 11 of Disaster Management Act, MHA on Friday extended the lockdown till May 17. This extension will be implemented with new guidelines in lockdown
Portugal- From May
Norway- From 30 April-
Czech Republic- From 27 April
Greece- From 27 April
However some countries have imposed less restrictive measures, for example Sweden, where shops, restaurants and junior schools have stayed open.
Note- Following list of Countries and reoorts on lifting Lockdown or easing restrictions imposed due to Covid19 is based on Rueters report of dated April 26, 2020.