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These are the European countries that have lifted the restrictions of the pandemic

The fifth wave of COVID-19 in Europe set off the alarm at the end of 2021, but calm seems to be returning to several countries. The old continent has already lifted several restrictions and freedom is beginning to arrive, such as in Sweden, the United Kingdom and France, countries where the main restrictions against the virus have expired.

It should be noted that infections this week fell by 7% in France and Germany, although in Eastern European countries there were increases.

Sweden and Denmark

Since Friday, Sweden has followed in the footsteps of Denmark, the first country to lift all COVID-19 restrictions. Capacity limits will disappear, the government no longer recommends working from home, nor reducing the number of people inside public transport.

Still, the advice to quarantine if you have symptoms remains, according to AFP. It should be noted that 83.8% of Swedes over 12 years of age have received the complete vaccination schedule.

United Kingdom

The British government also lifting the measures of the mandatory use of masks the COVID-19 certificate due to the drop in infections. This relaxation is part of the abandonment of “Plan B”, which aims to return to normality.

However, the news of the lifting of restrictions came at the same time that Prince Charles announced that he had coronavirus for the second time.

France

The European country maintains some measures, but is now responding to certain anti-vaccines. Thus, from the end of February they will no longer maintain various restrictions, such as the end of the mask in closed places if it has the complete vaccine schedule.

In addition, there is already a lighter protocol for minors who return to classes. All after the strong marches that have taken place in Paris by the anti-vaccine population, according to El País.

Norway

Norway announced the immediate lifting of the latest restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic due to the more benign omicron variant and the high vaccination rate, and will no longer consider the COVID-19 A serious illness.

“We can relax the measures because ómicron does not cause as serious an illness as previous variants. Although the contagion will rise, the number of hospital admissions is low. We are well protected by vaccines.”Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre told a news conference.

Czech Republic

Since February 10, in the Czech Republic it is no longer necessary to show a COVID-19 vaccination or healing certificate to enter bars, restaurants and other leisure spaces, a measure introduced nine months ago, the government reported.

As of February 19, anticovid tests are eliminated in all places, except outpatient clinics and hospitals, as well as in nursing homes and social services for the sick.

The mask is still mandatory for the moment in closed spaces, including transport.

“As of March 1, only very few restrictive measures will be in force, practically only the wearing of masks,” Conservative Prime Minister Petr Fiala summed up.

Italy

Since February 11, it is no longer mandatory to wear masks outdoors in Italy, although they must be used in crowds and indoors until March 31, when the state of emergency in the country will end.

Another sign of the progressive return to normality will be the opening of nightclubs and dance halls, the sector most affected by the pandemic. You can enter with the complete vaccination certificate or having overcome the disease,

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