Today, people are threatened by the existence of coronavirus. This kind of newly evolved virus has killed millions of people around the world. Due to this case, WHO has announced that this virus is a kind of pandemic virus; it might spread and infect other healthy people fast and easily. For your information, this virus firstly found in China and now has been spread to almost all countries around the world. Today, we are going to discuss the coronavirus lockdown, which countries that are on lockdown because of coronavirus. Also, it will include the lockdown coronavirus definition. Let’s talk more on in for further info below!
Coronavirus Lockdown Definition
The term lockdown of coronavirus appears in the year 2020 when coronavirus becomes a pandemic virus. What is the meaning of it? Let’s check it out below!
1. People are doing self-isolation
Lockdown may firstly relate to self-isolation. People are not allowed to go out from home except for buying foods and meds. They need to ask for permission to do that. Of course, they need to wear a medical mask once they are allowed to go.
2. No transportation
When a government has decided to lock down the city; it means all transportations whether they are personal transportations or public transportations into or out to the city are forced to be off. Again, you need to have a special license from the government. Of course, some policemen may still drive their cars to do the patrol.
3. Schools are off
During the lockdown, all schools and universities must be off. Yet, the teaching-learning activity might still run well through online communication. Of course, students need to fill the present form from their teachers and send their assignments on time using e-mail or other online apps.
4. Some workers are off
Again, due to the coronavirus, almost all stores, except some that are necessary (have a license to open), and companies are off as the government said so. If you do your works online, you might still work though.
5. Banned any travel
People are not allowed to travel outside the city to other cities or even countries. All the non-essential businesses are well shutdown and inactive temporary.
Lists of Coronavirus Lockdown Countries around The World
Coronavirus surely has spread around the world, not only in China but also in Korea, the US, the UK, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, etc. Then, which country that is on a coronavirus lockdown? Let’s check it out!
As the first coronavirus has killed hundreds of people in China, China takes action to lock down Wuhan city. It is one of the cities in China that is suspected to be the main place for coronavirus infection. Till January, China has locked down about 16 cities!
In Italy, almost near 3.000 people have died due to coronavirus and around 35.700 people are positively infected. Soon, Italy decides to lockdown schools, universities, swimming pools, museums, spas, etc. However, public transportations and airports are still opened but still, you need to have valid permit from the police.
3. Spain and France
Spain and France also lockdown have a city lockdown. In Spain, people are off of works and are only allowed to go buying essential needs, visiting medical workers, and banking. While in France, all of the nonessential businesses are shut down. Plus, you are banned to go outside (only when you need to buy essentials) and visit public gatherings.
4. Ireland and El Salvador
Ireland and El Salvador also follow other countries to lock down their cities. All colleges, schools, and kids’ care are closed.
There are still many countries that do a coronavirus lockdown that has not been mentioned including Belgium, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, etc.