Spain, Italy and Austria have taken the first steps to open back up amid the coronavirus crisis. Countries across Europe are re-opening for business again in small steps as infections continue to plummet.
Millions of Spanish workers returned to work on Monday after Madrid lifted curbs on non-essential industries.
Austrian schools are also back in session.
Several other nations have announced they are preparing to ease their lockdown restrictions in the coming days. Spain and Italy have re-started some industries while Germany is considering opening schools.
Millions of Spanish workers returned to their jobs on Monday after Madrid lifted the curbs on non-essential industries. Builders, cleaners, construction, factory and shipyard employees were allowed back to work, as police handed out millions of masks on the country’s metro, train and bus networks.
German chancellor Angela Merkel is under pressure to ease lockdown measures. Experts urged her to open schools from Monday, and called for shops and restaurants to re-open if social distancing measures are observed.