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EU divided: France, Germany and Italy clash over relaxing COVID-19 measures in new poll

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As COVID-19’s spread weakens on Europe weakens the relaxing of coronavirus measures have left many within the European Union divided. A new poll has highlighted that citizens of France, Germany and Italy have contrasting views whether the pace at which measures are relaxed is the best option. Euronews’ Nial O’Reilly explained the divided opinion in three of the EU’s major economies.

Mr O’Reilly said: “Across Europe, societies traumatised by the COVID-19Pandemic

“But what kind of future do Europeans face and how will their lives be transformed?”

“In collaboration with Polling group Redfield and Wilton, Euronews sampled the views of people in Italy, France and Germany.

“With anxiety still widespread opinions still vary on the pace of easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions.”

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The sample size for the lockdown questions 1,500 people and Redfield and Wilton confirmed there was a margin of error of 2-3 percent.

Participants were asked there thoughts on whether easing of lockdown was happening, too fast, too slow, at the right pace and don’t know.

In France, 34 percent was the majority at too slow.

This was followed by too fast at 29 percent, at the right pace 27 percent and 10 percent at don’t know.

At the time of writing, according to the Johns Hopkins University data, Italy, France and Germany make up the 6th, 7th and 8th spot for most coronavirus cases.

Italy has reported, 232,248 cases of coronavirus, France, 186,364 and Germany, 182 559.

All three nations hope to continue to reduce coronavirus lockdown measure to ensure the economy can restart after months of standstill.

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