After a thrilling “great escape”, London finally began to lock down.
Different statistical calibers, even the smallest estimate, also involve a population of 16 million. There is no doubt that this is also the largest lockdown being implemented in the world today.
London has entered the quietest moment. The originally bustling streets, the crowded stations, are now few people. Bars, restaurants and other lively places are closed. Even if friends meet, they can only meet outdoors, and only one person can see each person.
But in extraordinary London, some details are also meaningful.
It’s a complete personal summary. At least five details have nothing to do with China.
Details one, the truck team couldn’t see it at a glance.
On the British side of the Anglo-French Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a long fleet of trucks winding for several kilometers and could not be seen at a glance.
After Britain announced that the virus variants were out of control, London and other places were closed, France was clean and clean, and the Anglo-French tunnel was closed as soon as possible.
A large number of trucks are stranded on the British side, and drivers are not leaving or staying. They thought that if the Brexit negotiations broke down, January 1st next year would be a disaster; but they didn’t know that January 1st had come yet, but the disaster came ahead of schedule, and they were too sleepy.
The truck driver was very anxious and put pressure on the British government.
All Johnson can do is to shout out to Macron urgently: I understand the anxiety of our friends, but we think these drivers sitting alone in the car have a low risk of carrying the virus…
So, French, open the door quickly!
But the French are obviously not so easy to fool. Anyway, no matter how Johnson calls, the French will not open it. Of course, Macron also said that France must establish a nucleic acid detection system as soon as possible…
The British are at a loss.
Ironically, the British media spelled out a picture, with a long truck fleet on one side and a helpless Johnson said: I’m sorry, I don’t have a clue.
Details two, British visitors sleeping at German airports.
Even if you escape from England by chance, will you really escape?
Anyway, after the British blockade, Germany moved faster than France, and all flights from the United Kingdom were banned from landing from early Sunday morning.
As for those passengers who have arrived in Germany, they must be tested for nucleic acid immediately!
But it takes time for the German test!
Anyway, in the British media, several photos of Hanover Airport in Germany made the British particularly boo.
One is beside a pile of luggage. A young woman is bending over to move the table. It is already the second half of the night. It is impossible to leave the airport, so she has to find a place to sleep first.
Another one, passengers from Britain should be too tired. They took off their coats as pillows and lay on the ground and fell asleep…
One day, the British enjoyed this treatment, and many British people never thought of it.
Of course, there are also some British scolding: Germany, France, you are deliberately fooling the British, you are just punishing Brexit…
Details three, buy the British quickly.
After the lockdown of London, where are the most people?
The streets are already empty.
Supermarkets are overcrowded.
Anyway, there are long queues outside many supermarkets. Of course, there are also few queues, the reason may be very simple, the shelves are all sold out.
Because most of the trade between Britain and France is transported by road, France blockaded the undersea tunnel. British people who feel that the big deal are not good should go to the supermarket to stock up and buy whatever they can buy…
So much so that Johnson shouted that Macron should soon open the undersea tunnel, and also quickly appeased the British: the tunnel was closed, affecting only a small part of the food supply. British supermarkets have already said that they are full of supplies, so don’t worry…
But the key is that Johnson said two days ago that Christmas will not be cancelled this year; who knows that as soon as he turned around, London suddenly closed down…
Therefore, the British people should rob it if they can. It’s very interesting. You can look at the pictures carefully. Even if it’s all in this situation, not everyone wears a mask.
Details four, Americans are extraordinary.
This detail is not on the streets of London, but it is related to the lockdown of London. Anyway, it reflects the special openness and boldness of the United States.
Even if the Germans have said no to British flights, the French have closed the undersea tunnels, and the Europeans have refused to allow the British to enter, the United States has made no movement.
He was so anxious that New York Governor Cuomo jumped: Why don’t we do anything!
His original words were: “Now, this ‘variant (COVID-19)’ in Britain is boarding the plane and flying to JFK airport. Today is it. 120 countries require testing (results) and we do not. Other European countries have also imposed bans. We haven’t yet. How many times do you have to make the same mistakes in your life to learn a lesson?”
To Cuomo’s anxiety, as the main stop for London visitors, New York State does not have the power to stop flights, because it is the authority of the federal government.
But why is the United States so open?
Trump tweeted a clear answer.
Trump has rudely criticized Johnson’s decision to lock down the city: we won’t lock down. You do it worse than the problem itself!
Johnson, you are wrong to lock down the city. Look at us, the United States will definitely not do that.
Alas, the Germans are afraid, the French are worried, the whole world is anxious, only the United States is not afraid, the British you can continue, and don’t need nucleic acid testing!
I can’t imagine!
Detail Five, a dramatic scene on the streets of London.
This detail is also interesting. An English woman named “Julia” revealed her recent misadventures on the street:
I was walking in the street when a policeman grabbed my arm and shouted at me: Go home, or I will arrest you! Should you arrest real criminals instead of harassing innocent people?
It seems to make sense. But on closer inspection, this Ms. Julia, once she didn’t wear a mask, was still wandering in the street at this time. No wonder the police were angry with her.
But Julia couldn’t figure it out: the police were nosy and didn’t arrest criminals, but actually harassed good British people like me.
There are a lot of comments on this post. Many of them are in line with Julia, thinking why to wear masks and why the police are nosy.
Alas, this may only be a special case of London, but behind the special case, we may also know why London is locked down?
It’s also what I said before: This is really a global test, which not only tests the governance ability of the government, but also tests the basic quality of citizens.
In this big examination, China, Vietnam, Singapore, etc. Although they have all encountered waves of tests, they have generally handed in good answers. Even Japan and South Korea are at least much better than the situation in Europe and the United States.
The more self-disciplined qualities of Orientals also shine in the crisis.
After writing the article on the lockdown of London yesterday, many friends sighed very much. A friend also wrote the following passage:
At the beginning, when the Wuhan lockdown order was issued, many people looked X-rayed. Is it so serious? In fact, in retrospect, if it had not been so decisive and resolute measures at that time, China would have been completely different now.
2020 is 10 days away, but many things are far from over, and the challenges and changes will become more and more serious. The biggest feeling this year brings to the Chinese people is probably to trust and trust the country – this is the best thing to overcome all difficulties…
In this world, there is no harm without comparison. Look at London, think about Wuhan, and sigh with emotion. We still wish London an early tide over this disaster.