How countries are dealing with Coronavirus: lockdowns, social distancing, testing and herd immunity

With the UK becoming the latest country to do so – and with a fifth of the world in lockdown – nations around the world are beginning to follow a similar pattern in terms of how they’re tackling the coronavirus. Albeit on different schedules.


In this video we look at different approaches taken to tackling Covid-19: social distancing, lockdowns, mass testing and herd immunity. These are different approaches to the same issue: stoping the spread and trying to flatten the curve, that’s the idea that in fighting this pandemic – we need to slow the rate of infections to give hospitals the chance to deal with patients without being overwhelmed – as well as giving us more time to find remedies and vaccines.


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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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