If France is currently preparing for a way out of the crisis, the hypothesis of a "reconfiguration" is not excluded by the government of Edouard Philippe. In other countries, the question of closing everything has already arisen. Japan

In Japan

Japan has never decreed a strict containment, so as not to infringe on civil liberties, the government justifies itself.

But different measures have been taken:

a state of emergency has been declared and in several areas the Japanese have been asked to stay at home.

This is the case on the island of Hokkaido, which was one of the first centers of the virus in the archipelago.

Faced with the numerous cases identified, the governor of the island had declared a state of emergency at the end of February. Schools had been closed and rallies prohibited.

As for the infected, they were listed and placed in solitary confinement. The rest of the population also had to avoid displacement.

Thanks to these measures, the curve had dropped rapidly to the point that the state of emergency was lifted on March 19, 2020.

But twenty-six days later, on April 12, 2020, the governor of Hokkaido Island had to back off and restrict travel again.

The number of cases had indeed increased significantly.

The whole of Japan is facing this problem: the number of patients is on the increase, while it was at its lowest rate in early March.

An aggravation certainly due to the health rules which are less and less respected.

In China

The Chinese authorities have never been very transparent on the figures of the Covid-19.

If the country has boasted of getting out of the crisis before everyone else, it is not now spreading the news of the new epidemic outbreaks it has to face.

In the utmost discretion, the approximately 600,000 inhabitants of the district of Jia, in central China, were therefore again confined from March 31, 2020, while the rest of the country was gradually emerging from a long sleep.

If this second confinement worries so much, it is because it is perhaps the first stage of the dreaded “second wave”. "

In Germany

Across the Rhine, the deconfinement process slowly started on Monday, April 20, 2020.

But the relief was short-lived. The contagion rate, which fell to 0.7 in April, fell back to 1 in just a few days.

The specialists are formal:

if it reached 1.3, a second containment would be necessary from June.

"A number of prominent epidemiologists believe that the question is not whether there will be a second wave but when it will happen," said the newspaper Der Spiegel.

Thus, if the second confinement does not take place in June, it could be inevitable during the summer or at the start of the school year.

Chancellor Angela Merkel therefore remains cautious before declaring victory.

Faced with a second wave, governments would have no other option than to reconfigure.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld