The two countries most affected by the Corona virus epidemic France and Spain set aside separate plans on Tuesday to end the lockdown. At the same time, New Zealand and Australia have succeeded to a great extent in preventing infection. On the other hand, infection is spreading in Brazil. Doubts have also deepened whether Japan will be able to host the Summer Olympics next year without the development of the vaccine, it has already been postponed.
The big question in Europe and other countries is when the schools and colleges will re-open. At the same time, the whole country is also thinking of reviving the economy which has been chocked due to the lockdown. The impact of infection has reduced on children as compared to the elderly, but many officials, teachers and parents are also concerned about the health risks of children by opening schools.
In France, President Emmanuel Macron wants to reopen the schools from May 11, but teachers, parents and some mayors have expressed concern over the move. The government has said that it will be up to parents to send their children to classes or not. More details about this will be released by the Prime Minister on Tuesday.
America has the highest number of deaths due to infection in the world. The number of dead there has exceeded 56,000. President Donald Trump has said that states should seriously consider opening their own schools before the end of the academic year. However, many provinces have already stated that opening schools will not be safe for children until the incidence of infection decreases. Italy, Spain, France and Britain each have more than 21–21 thousand deaths.
In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has said that Covid-19 is somewhat feverish and there is no need to take measures like the ban imposed in Europe and America to prevent infection. The infection in Brazil, the most densely populated country in Latin America, has killed 4600 people and infected 67,000 people. But due to lack of large-scale investigations, many cases of infection are also not likely to come up. Medical officials from Rio de Janeiro and four major cities have warned that their hospitals are on the verge of collapse. There are also signs that many people have died at home.
New Zealand had just three cases of infection on Tuesday. Prime Minister Gensinda Ardern said that people have done a commendable job in breaking the links of the infection, but there is a need to be vigilant even further.