International response to COVID-19

Parts of Europe have opened restaurants and hair salons for the first time in four months but there are concerns of a virus resurgence like in the U.S.
1:45 | 07/05/20

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People in the uk are now able to do something they've haven't been able to do -- grab a pint at pub. Restrictions are eased but worries it's too soon with Spain seeing a resurgence in coronavirus cases. ABC's James Longman joins us from London with more. Good morning to you, James. Reporter: Yesterday, was a British Independence day of sort. The biggest easing of lockdowns this country has yet seen, we were looking to hairdresses reopening. The big news was restaurants, cafes, bars pubs opening their doors again. That wasn't the huge explosion of activity that people feared. But some streets in central London were absolutely packed, no signs of social establishments were doing what they could inside trying to keep people apart and wearing masks. Now the fear is this weekend, this easing having the negative impact on the infection rate and causes further outbreaks, that could lead to localized lockdowns. We've seen that happened in leicester, in Germany and now Spain has put 200,000 people in the north of the country back in lockdown. Sharp increase in cases among agricultural workers. Europe is easing back into life despite the setbacks. Americans are still not allowed to come here. Eu officials say the surge in cases across the United States means travelers from there present a risk to an already delicate situation here. All right, appreciate. And congrats to James, he comes out of lockdown an engaged man. Congratulations, James. Congratulations. Thank you. Big things happening in

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