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How many EU countries will (re)-introduce mandatory social distancing measures between July and the end of 2020?

All 27 EU member countries have introduced social distancing measures of varying stringencies due to COVID-19. Most EU member countries are now in the process of lifting restrictions.

As of 2020-06-05, there has been no significant uptick in cases in EU member countries, but concern remains that a second wave may occur — especially later in the year.

This questions asks: Between 2020-07-01 and 2020-12-31 (inclusive), how many EU countries will re-introduce or introduce first-time social distancing measures?

Any law or rule that is in place before July, and remains in place throughout 2020, does not count — unless it gets lifted at some point and introduced again.

Pertinent laws/rules need not be enforced to count toward resolution.

Social distancing measures that count toward resolution include at least one of the following:

1) Mandatory school closures in areas covering at least half the country's population

2) Closing all restaurants (takeout can still be allowed)

3) Restrictions on internal movement


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