Armstrong Economics Blog/Uncategorized Re-Posted Nov 7, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
This is a video sent from a Romanian reader. The treatment of the people by the police is far worse than what even sparked the French Revolution. They have already banned Christmas and social gatherings from funerals to weddings have been outlawed in most of Europe. In Greece, you need to text the government for permission to even leave your house.
This is what is coming under Biden. They need to “crush the virus” as Pelosi is saying and that is done by lockdowns which are really designed to destroy the economy so they can rebuild it according to the directive from the World Economic Forum where world leaders have made their pilgrimage to kiss the rich of Schwab as the new economic Marxist Pope.
Anyone who thinks these politicians will ever stand for election again is insane. They are already scheming that this virus will be used to also suspend elections. Even this US election of 2020 has been a joke of outright fraud. Dead people are voting everywhere. Now 21,000 voted in Pennsylvania.
Mandatory wearing of “protection masks” in closed public spaces, stores, public transportation, at the workplace, in public outdoor spaces such as bus stops, open air markets, outdoor events, crowded urban and tourist areas, religious sites where people cannot practice social distancing and within 50 meters of schools. This is in addition to the wearing of protective masks in closed public spaces and excludes people who are physically active and children under five years old. County-level authorities will determine which areas will be subject to the requirement.
Resumption of routine health care by appointment and opening of dental offices;
Opening of hotels, small commercial centers, groceries, cleaners, opticians, stores with direct access to the outside, shopping malls, fitness clubs and outdoor swimming pools;
Private indoor events or no more than 50 people and outdoor events of no more than 100 people (Government Decision of August 31, 2020).
From November 2nd to mid-December, all non-essential shops and businesses offering personal services such as hairdressing will be closed. Other shops have to close by 22:00 and alcohol sales are prohibited after 20:00.
All bars, cafes and restaurants are also closed but they can offer takeaway services until 22:00. Restaurants and bars in hotels can only provide room service. Masks have to be worn everywhere.
Autumn school holidays have been extended until mid-November.
Working from home is mandatory for everyone who can do so.
In Wallonia and Brussels, there is a nightly curfew from 22:00 to 06:00. The exceptions are for urgent medical care and those who have to commute to work.
In Flanders, the curfew is set from midnight to 05:00.
Groups meeting outside are limited to four people.
Gyms, pools and other cultural and leisure facilities are closed.
Christmas markets, winter villages, second-hand markets and public events such as festivals are not allowed.
Football fans, as well as other sports spectators, are no longer allowed to attend fixtures.
France entered a new national lockdown on Friday, October 30.
People are allowed to leave their homes only to go to work (if they cannot work from home), to buy essential goods, seek medical help or to exercise for one hour a day.
Anyone going outside has to carry a written statement justifying their journey, as happened in the first lockdown in March.
All non-essential shops, restaurants and bars are shut, but schools and creches remain open.
Social gatherings are banned.
The rules will be in place until at least December 1. This will be extended into the end of the year and a Bi9den victory into next May.
In addition, in Paris and surrounding areas, a curfew from 21:00 may be reintroduced. It was initially brought in from October 17, but dropped when the national lockdown was announced.
Since November 2nd, new restrictions across the country have included the closure of cinemas, theatres, gyms, pools and saunas, as well as restaurants and bars, except for takeaway.
Social contacts are limited to two households with a maximum of 10 people. Large events are canceled and no crowds are allowed at sports fixtures.
Overnight stays in hotels for leisure purposes are banned and all non-essential travel strongly discouraged.
However, schools and creches are open and visits to nursing homes are allowed.
Shops and hairdressers are able to stay open, with strict hygiene rules and limits on the number of customers. Church services and protests are also permitted.
The measures will stay in place until November 30 is what they have said, but it will be extended.
A three week nationwide lockdown will start in Greece on November 7th.
People will need to get permission to leave their homes by sending SMS messages for day-to-day requirements.
The new measures include a ban on travel between regions as well as the closure of shops and secondary schools. Nurseries and primary schools will stay open.
People coming to Greece will have to provide a negative coronavirus test.
Earlier measures, introduced in October, include curfew for the worst-affected areas, which include the capital Athens, and closure of restaurants cafes, clubs, cinemas, museums and gyms.
A new three-tier framework and further nationwide restrictions have come into force in Italy.
Across the country, museums, which had previously been allowed to stay open, had to close.
There is a curfew from 22:00 to 05:00. During these hours people can only leave their homes for work, medical reasons or emergencies.
Gyms, swimming pools, theatres and cinemas closed in late October and restaurants and bars can only stay open until 18:00.
Gatherings for weddings, baptisms and funerals were banned and people were strongly advised not to leave their immediate areas except for work, study or health reasons.
Schools remain open, but older students have had to switch to remote learning. Public transport has been limited to 50% of its capacity – down from 80%.
In addition to these nationwide measures, the country is divided into red, orange and green zones.
The red zones – the areas with the highest level of infections – had to close all bars, restaurants and most shops, including hairdressers and beauticians. Factories and essential services have remained open, including pharmacies and supermarkets, as was the case during lockdown in March.
In orange zones, restaurants and bars have closed, but hairdressers and beauty salons remain open.
In the green zones, there are no further measures beyond the nationwide curbs.
Among the rules throughout the country is that masks have to be worn everywhere indoors and outdoors, except in private homes.
On Sunday, October 25, Spain began its nationwide curfew, after the government declared a new state of emergency.
People in all regions, with the exception of the Canary Islands, will have to stay at home between 23:00 and 06:00.
The only permitted journeys are going to work, buying medicine or caring for elderly people or children.
Public and private gatherings are limited to six people.
The state of emergency was initially put in force for 15 days but was later extended by parliament until early May 2021.
Spain’s regional leaders can modify the start and end times of the curfew in their territory and can also close regional borders to travel.
The nationwide measures follow a number of regional measures that were introduced earlier in October.
Bars, restaurants and coffee shops can only serve takeaways.
The sale of alcohol in shops and restaurants is banned after 20:00, and you are not allowed to drink alcohol in public after that time.
All shops, apart from supermarkets, must close by 20:00 across the country.
People are advised to stay at home and work from home as much as possible.
Events like open-air concerts and funfairs are banned.
The measures were introduced on 13 October and will stay in place for at least four weeks.
Previous measures, such as wearing masks on public transport, in shops and other indoor places, will also continue to apply.
Schools, gyms, swimming pools and saunas are open, and children under the age of 18 can continue playing amateur sports.
In a further announcement, public meetings of more than two people from different households were banned and museums, theatres, cinemas, zoos and amusement parks were ordered to close. These measures will be in place until November 25th.
New lockdown restrictions took effect on November 4th in 121 municipalities with a high infection rate. The areas are home to around 70% of the country’s population. People there will only be allowed to leave their homes for work, school or other essential tasks.
The measures will be reassessed every two weeks.
Masks are compulsory in outdoor spaces, for everyone aged over nine.
Movement between Portugal’s municipalities had already been prohibited.
Earlier measures include the closure of commercial establishments by 23:00 and a ban on selling alcohol in shops and petrol stations after 20:00.
Drinking alcohol is banned in public places unless it has come with a meal.
Gatherings are limited to a maximum of five people. University parties are banned but up to 50 people are allowed at weddings and baptisms.
Sweden: Lockdown measures not imposed
There was no lockdown in Sweden but, in line with government advice, most people respected voluntary social distancing and started working from home where possible.
The number of new infections is now rising again, but not as sharply as in some other parts of Europe.
Stricter local guidelines have been introduced in eight out of 21 Swedish regions, including the capital Stockholm and the two other largest cities, Gothenburg and Malmo.
They include advice to avoid public transport and in-person contact with other households as well as non-essential shops, shopping malls, gyms and other sports training venues, museums and concerts.
The measures are voluntary and they currently apply until November 17 or 19, depending on the region, but they could be extended.
Masks are still not recommended but there is a limit on the number of people sitting together in cafes and restaurants – a maximum of eight per table.
On November 1st, a nationwide legal ban on public gatherings of more than 50 people was lifted. Socially-distanced events for up to 300 people are now allowed, but few are expected to go ahead in the regions with new guidelines.