EU guidelines paint a portrait of the new normal

‘Slow and steady’ is the European Commission’s recommended approach to lifting Covid-19 restrictions, as Danes dash to the reopened hairdressers and Austrians play it safe in the parks

19th April, 2020
EU guidelines paint a portrait of the new normal
Parents and children wait in line to enter Stengaard School north of Copenhagen, Denmark Picture: Getty

Exactly what Europe will look like after the coronavirus lockdown became slightly clearer last week, as the European Commission published guidelines for member states to follow when lifting restrictions and managing the next phase of the crisis.

All member states have introduced some social and economic restrictions over the last month, including school closures, the banning of public gatherings, the shutting down of parts of the economy, and border closures or restrictions.

With several countries...

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