In the United States, New York State has required all restaurants to close at 10 p.m. from the 13th. California also introduced emergency restrictions on the 16th, raising the blockade level of 41 counties, which account for 94% of the population, to the highest level.
The report pointed out that the weak recovery of consumption will inevitably be affected. Opportunity insight, a non-profit organization composed of researchers from Harvard University, compiled the consumption change index before and after the epidemic based on credit card records. According to the index, the consumption of dining out and accommodation only recovered to 70% of that before the epidemic, and entertainment consumption was only 50%. The services sector, which is most vulnerable to the ban, is clearly in the doldrums.
A man walks through a Christmas decoration on a street in Paris, France, on November 18. Xinhua news agency source: Reference News Editor: Wang Xiaowu_ NF
A man walks through a Christmas decoration on a street in Paris, France, on November 18. Xinhua News Agency