When Coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, Hubei province of China late last year, it was determined that its human to human transmission can be slowed, and eventually stopped by practicing social distancing among other measures, where mass gatherings were strongly discouraged.
For this to be enforced, all over the world directed their people to stay home, and when they did not comply as required, the governments had to use security agencies to chase them off the streets and have them confined in their homes for weeks, and sometimes months.
The lockdowns seem to have worked, as countries that went early into them have recorded significantly low numbers of new infections, prompting them to reopen their countries for business, at least in phases.
Here are the countries that have partially reopened business.
China, the origin of this deadly virus that has put the world on knees reopened Wuhan, after 76 days of complete lockdown.
In Denmark, the government has allowed pupils to resume school after weeks of lockdown. Currently, the country has 6,879 confirmed cases with 2,748 recoveries and 309 deaths.
In Finland, there has been a two-week suspension of public transport on both road and rail in the capital Helsinki, but it was lifted this week and movement has resumed. The country has 3,369 confirmed cases and 72 deaths, no recoveries.
Lithuania, and Iran where 4777 people have died from the virus out of 76389 infections, small businesses and retail shops have been allowed to reopen, whereas CNN reported that India has allowed millions of rural people to return to work.
Spain, which is the second-worst COVID-19 hit country with more than 180,000 infections, 70,853 recoveries and 18,812 fatalities, has allowed non-essential employees to return to work after a month of a state of emergency.
In Czech Republic, shops have been allowed to reopen and essential travel out of the country is allowed. Other countries like Austria, Italy have opened some parts of their countries to resume business, and the U.S. President Donald Trump has hinted on opening up parts of the country for business soon.
All the countries that have reopened business have seen a significant fall in the number of new cases, so they feel they have the situation under control. Although this is the case, they continue to urge the population to keep practicing preventive measures until the pandemic is fully defeated.