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Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

When should coronavirus lockdowns be lifted?

What do experts say? Is the virus under control? When can social distancing measures be relaxed? Can public life return to normal?
Europe is on lockdown. Schools, businesses, restaurants and factories have all been shuttered for weeks. People are demoralized. With the arrival of spring, they've been enjoying what they still can: the sun in the park, fresh air. But many are missing a sense of community. Some countries, like Denmark and Austria are already beginning to loosen the most severe restrictions. Others think it's too early.

What do experts say? Is the virus under control? When can social distancing measures be relaxed? Can public life return to normal? And will the warmer temperatures now arriving in the northern hemisphere slow the spread of the disease?
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