Yesterday, the majority of the world's population, instead of welcoming the New Year 2021 on the streets of cities, as it has been done since time immemorial, was trapped in their homes to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus as much as possible. In most cases, such were orders from governments.
Meanwhile, in Chinese Wuhan, where the first cases of coronavirus infection were recorded, the city's population welcomed the New Year 2021 on the streets of the metropolis, without fear of infection and with the full consent of the authorities. It should be emphasized here that the Chinese will not celebrate their New Year 2021 until February 12, but despite this, they have already decided to show the whole world that they have defeated the pandemic and have something to be happy about.
According to local authorities, there has been no new case of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Wuhan in 8 months. Therefore, in one of the largest Chinese metropolises, there is no need to apply strict restrictions in the form of closing shopping centers, hotels, suspending the activities of companies and limiting the free movement of people.
In Europe, the situation is completely different. As we can see, not only in Poland, but also in most countries, introduced a total lockdown or severe restrictions limiting the activity of companies and leaving home during the New Year's Eve.
Asian countries have experienced several serious virus outbreaks in recent years, with the potential for a SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. However, all of them have been successfully nipped in the bud by powerful restrictions and the great responsibility of society, thanks to which these countries have avoided what we in Europe are struggling with today and will be for a very long time.