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EU misses another chance to lead as countries take different paths to lifting lockdowns, threatening a new spike in Covid-19 cases

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08.04.2020

As the lockdown continues to take its toll on the mental well-being of millions of people around the globe, and social isolation is made even more difficult by glorious spring sunshine across Europe, we all want to know one thing: when will this nightmare end?

And more importantly, who will decide everyone will be safe to get back to something like normal?

Because from here, it’s clear that no one person or institution is in a position to tell us. Not the World Health Organisation, not the Chinese authorities, our various national governments, and particularly not Boris Johnson.

So, as has been the case since the Covid-19 outbreak, every country is left to go it alone, and that is especially true in Europe, and this is not helping things at all.

From the outset, that has meant national governments making unilateral decisions on such things as border closures, airline flight cancellation and export restrictions on locally-produced medical and protection equipment.

It has all been a bit unseemly, to be fair. Everyone for themselves.

One outstanding feature........

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