Mapping coronavirus anti-lockdown protests around the globe

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Since the beginning of 2021, a rising variety of international locations have seen road demonstrations, a few of which have turned violent, in opposition to authorities measures applied to battle COVID-19.

Over the identical interval, nearly 100 international locations have imposed nationwide lockdowns or stay-at-home orders, nearly one 12 months for the reason that World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a world pandemic.

Europe

Protests have erupted throughout a number of European international locations, together with Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

In the Netherlands, protests turned violent, leading to greater than 240 arrests after the federal government launched an in a single day curfew. In the coastal city of Urk, violent protesters torched a COVID-19 testing centre and threw fireworks at police. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen, reporting from Amsterdam, mentioned the rioters had been largely dissatisfied younger males. She added the unrest was being pushed, partly, by “conspiracy thinkers” linked to the far-right QAnon motion.

h 56647154People protest in opposition to coronavirus restrictions in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on January 24, 2021. The Netherlands has been in lockdown since December and is anticipated to proceed till February 9 [File: Rob Engelaar/EPA-EFE]

Middle East

In Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest metropolis, lots of of offended protesters took to the streets to denounce the absence of any financial help regardless of a nationwide coronavirus lockdown and strict stay-at-home orders. Witnesses and native media reported that police had fired dwell rounds as protesters tried to storm the town’s authorities constructing. One individual was killed and 200 others wounded throughout a number of nights of clashes.

In neighbouring Israel, ultraorthodox demonstrators clashed with police as authorities confronted new difficulties in imposing coronavirus restrictions within the nation’s non secular communities.

000 8ZP626Lebanese protesters burn a automobile within the northern port metropolis of Tripoli on January 27, 2021 [File: Fathi al-Masri/AFP]

Rest of the world

Protests have additionally been held in Toronto, Canada, and Wellington, New Zealand.

Lockdown durations

According to information compiled by the Oxford Coronavirus Government Response Tracker, nearly 100 international locations and territories worldwide have reintroduced stay-at-home orders that require residents to not go away home, with some exceptions corresponding to for important journeys, every day train or grocery purchasing.

The desk beneath summarises the extent of those nationwide lockdowns over 12 months (January 16, 2020 – January 15, 2021).

300 – 366 days

🇧🇴 Bolivia (320 days), 🇵🇪 Peru (307 days), 🇭🇳 Honduras (306 days), 🇵🇾 Paraguay (305 days), 🇦🇷 Argentina (303 days), 🇧🇸 Bahamas (302 days), 🇯🇲 Jamaica (302 days), 🇻🇪 Venezuela (302 days), 🇸🇻 El Salvador (301 days), 🇮🇳 India (300 days).

250 – 299 days

🇩🇿 Algeria (299 days), 🇨🇱 Chile (297 days), 🇨🇬 Congo (294 days), 🇳🇬 Nigeria (293 days), 🇬🇳 Guinea (292 days), 🇹🇴 Tonga (291 days), 🇨🇳 China (289 days), 🇽🇰 Kosovo (287 days), 🇲🇽 Mexico (285 days), 🇵🇸 Palestine (278 days), 🇲🇲 Myanmar (277 days), 🇵🇷 Puerto Rico (276 days), 🇹🇩 Chad (276 days), 🇸🇷 Suriname (273 days), 🇬🇾 Guyana (272 days), 🇧🇩 Bangladesh (271 days), 🇷🇼 Rwanda (270 days), 🇺🇬 Uganda (263 days), 🇲🇦 Morocco (260 days), 🇫🇯 Fiji (257 days), 🇧🇷 Brazil (256 days), 🇱🇾 Libya (252 days), 🇵🇦 Panama (252 days), 🇩🇴 Dominican Republic (251 days).

200 – 249 days

🇵🇭 Philippines (247 days), 🇰🇪 Kenya (246 days), 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe (245 days), 🇪🇷 Eritrea (236 days), 🇮🇱 Israel (233 days), 🇵🇰 Pakistan (229 days), 🇿🇦 South Africa (220 days), 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (213 days), 🇭🇹 Haiti (211 days), 🇺🇸 United States (201 days).

150 – 199 days

🇳🇵 Nepal (199 days), 🇧🇪 Belgium (195 days), 🇪🇨 Ecuador (195 days), 🇮🇶 Iraq (195 days), 🇻🇳 Vietnam (194 days), 🇱🇧 Lebanon (192 days), 🇬🇹 Guatemala (193 days), 🇰🇬 Kyrgyz Republic (192 days), 🇵🇹 Portugal (192 days), 🇦🇺 Australia (185 days), 🇮🇩 Indonesia (185 days), 🇪🇸 Spain (183 days), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (181 days), 🇹🇷 Turkey (180 days), 🇯🇴 Jordan (177 days), 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka (177 days), 🇴🇲 Oman (173 days), 🇮🇪 Ireland (171 days), 🇨🇴 Colombia (169 days), 🇷🇺 Russia (169 days), 🇱🇷 Liberia (163 days), 🇮🇹 Italy (156 days), 🇹🇳 Tunisia (156 days), 🇸🇿 Eswatini (155 days), 🇦🇫 Afghanistan (154 days).

100 – 149 days

🇫🇷 France (146 days), 🇬🇪 Georgia (146 days), 🇦🇱 Albania (145 days), 🇺🇿 Uzbekistan (141 days), 🇬🇷 Greece (138 days), 🇦🇹 Austria (137 days), 🇧🇹 Bhutan (132 days), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (131 days), 🇦🇴 Angola (129 days), 🇦🇼 Aruba (128 days), 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (128 days), 🇰🇼 Kuwait (128 days), 🇲🇨 Monaco (126 days), 🇭🇺 Hungary (124 days), 🇲🇷 Mauritania (124 days), 🇲🇬 Madagascar (122 days), 🇸🇸 South Sudan (122 days), 🇷🇴 Romania (120 days), 🇨🇻 Cape Verde (117 days), 🇨🇺 Cuba (116 days), 🇾🇪 Yemen (109 days), 🇬🇦 Gabon (108 days), 🇨🇩 Democratic Republic of Congo (107 days), 🇸🇳 Senegal (107 days), 🇧🇧 Barbados (105 days), 🇧🇲 Bermuda (102 days).

50 – 99 days

🇳🇦 Namibia (96 days), 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (94 days), 🇲🇾 Malaysia (94 days), 🇸🇩 Sudan (92 days), 🇸🇰 Slovakia (92 days), 🇪🇬 Egypt (91 days), 🇹🇬 Togo (91 days), 🇧🇼 Botswana (90 days), 🇧🇭 Bahrain (88 days), 🇩🇪 Germany (88 days), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (79 days), 🇱🇺 Luxembourg (79 days), 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso (72 days), 🇸🇬 Singapore (72 days), 🇳🇿 New Zealand (71 days), 🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago (70 days), 🇲🇹 Malta (69 days), 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia (69 days), 🇲🇳 Mongolia (68 days), 🇲🇺 Mauritius (68 days), 🇬🇲 Gambia (67 days), 🇧🇿 Belize (65 days), 🇸🇾 Syria (62 days), 🇻🇮 United States Virgin Islands (62 days), 🇹🇱 East Timor (60 days), 🇱🇸 Lesotho (59 days), 🇩🇲 Dominica (56 days), 🇩🇯 Djibouti (55 days), 🇲🇩 Moldova (53 days), 🇷🇸 Serbia (53 days), 🇸🇲 San Marino (52 days), 🇪🇪 Estonia (50 days).

1 – 49 days

🇭🇷 Croatia (49 days), 🇳🇱 Netherlands (49 days), 🇬🇺 Guam (41 days), 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates (40 days), 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea (40 days), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (37 days), 🇸🇨 Seychelles (36 days), 🇱🇦 Laos (35 days), 🇨🇫 Central African Republic (34 days), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (31 days), 🇰🇷 South Korea (28 days), 🇸🇴 Somalia (28 days), 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone (24 days), 🇿🇲 Zambia (23 days), 🇰🇭 Cambodia (21 days), 🇬🇭 Ghana (20 days), 🇰🇮 Kiribati (16 days), 🇮🇷 Iran (13 days), 🇺🇾 Uruguay (11 days), 🇵🇱 Poland (9 days), 🇨🇦 Canada (7 days), 🇸🇧 Solomon Islands (three days), 🇹🇯 Tajikistan (three days), 🇲🇿 Mozambique (1 day).

No nationwide lockdown enforced, solely advisable or remoted lockdowns

🇦🇩 Andorra,🇨🇭 Switzerland, 🇨🇮 Cote d’Ivoire, 🇨🇷 Costa Rica, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇪🇹 Ethiopia, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇬🇱 Greenland, 🇭🇰 Hong Kong, 🇯🇵 Japan, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇲🇱 Mali, 🇲🇼 Malawi, 🇳🇪 Niger, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇶🇦 Qatar, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇸🇪 Sweden, 🇹🇭 Thailand, 🇹🇲 Turkmenistan, 🇺🇦 Ukraine, 🇻🇺 Vanuatu

No nationwide restrictions or suggestions to remain at home

🇧🇮 Burundi, 🇧🇯 Benin, 🇧🇾 Belarus, 🇧🇳 Brunei, 🇨🇲 Cameroon, 🇫🇴 Faroe Islands, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇲🇴 Macao, 🇳🇮 Nicaragua, 🇹🇼 Taiwan, 🇹🇿 Tanzania,

Countries/territories not included above might not have enough information. 

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