Coronavirus, quarantine features
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many states have introduced quarantine measures in the country. In some countries, people accepted all the necessary prohibitions without talking. But in other countries they force people to accept innovations by force. How do residents of different countries react to coronavirus?
China – restrictions, prohibitions, punishments, benefits, and who followed suit
There were no quarantines per se in China. Quarantine as such didn’t exist in China, but the country imposed many bans. Including the closure of some settlements, the ban on residents leaving their homes, as the situation there was very difficult. But financial assistance from the state was provided to these people. So all residents who could not work and stayed at home received money. In China, it was not necessary to impose quarantine because of the discipline and fulfillment of all orders of the government by the Chinese people.
Later quite strict prohibitions were introduced in the countries of Southern Europe, in which, unlike China, national quarantine was introduced. In these countries, there is a high level of infections, as residents are very sociable, like to hug and kiss when they meet. The government introduced many restrictions. For example, only one of the family can go to the store and pharmacy, those who need to work are issued a special certificate from the employer. People who violate the regime receive fines, and the amount of fines increases every week. In Southern Europe there were many discontented people, because of quarantine measures people began to lose their jobs and money. The government made a decision and paid financial support to all those who were fired, and those who suffered losses due to the new situation.
Quarantine in Central Europe
Things are different in Central Europe: some countries, such as France, Hungary, Serbia, have been quarantined. Serious restrictions were immediately imposed, for the violation of which fines are applied, and if the violation occurs several times, this may be punishable by imprisonment. Where official quarantine was declared, curfews were imposed. Restaurants, cafes, clubs, schools and universities immediately closed. You can go out only to the nearest shops, and if you move further you need to have a special pass with you. To save the economy of their state, the authorities provided assistance to small and medium-sized businesses, and also delayed the payment of utility bills and rents.
In other countries of central Europe, things are somewhat different, as in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic there are no quarantines and emergencies, and residents get some recommendations, they concern keeping the distance wearing masks and limiting the number of people in one place. Great Britain took a special position, the state imposed restrictions only for residents over 60 years of age. They are forbidden to leave their homes. But the rest of the citizens, including children, lead a normal lifestyle. The reason is that as many people as possible get ill COVID-19, and they get immunity .
The most “cruel” quarantine or throwing in different directions
In South America and in India, strong clashes between the people and the state take place. People refuse to comply with new government decrees introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In Latin America, bandits help the government, they catch and chase offenders, and also send out warning sheets with threats. India distinguished itself from other countries by the method of punishing citizens. If a person violates the curfew, they simply beat him with sticks. India is a poor country, it is pointless to issue fines, people simply do not have money to pay them, so the authorities took such cruel punishments.
In America and Russia there is no specific strategy to combat the pandemic, measures are constantly changing, they depend on statistics. In America, for a long time, the government did not want to introduce a regime of self-isolation. All enterprises, schools, universities worked, so the virus spread very quickly. When the number of infected people turned out to be huge, and the hospitals became crowded, restrictive measures were necessary. But due to the large number of cases, the police began to travel less frequently for fear of infection. Because of this, crime in the country has increased. People worry not only about the virus and the large number of infected people, but also about the number of criminals.
In Russia, measures to protect citizens from coronavirus change almost every week. First was the introduction of restrictive measures for individual institutions, for example, the closure of schools. Then they announced a weekend and at the same time an unregulated self-isolation regime. The next step closed all non-vital institutions and enterprises. And finally, the final step in the fight against coronavirus was the appearance of punishment for violation of self-isolation, and access control appeared.
Residents of the whole world react differently to quarantine measures, someone with understanding, someone with aggression and only depends on the state and its support how well people will behave in times of pandemic of the new virus.