‘No Covid’: A way out of the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

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    Violent protests in the Netherlands at the start of the year. People venting their anger against coronavirus restrictions demanding politicians come up with a long-term strategy to deal with the pandemic.

    Easier said than done:

    In the Chinese city of Wuhan, total lockdown broke the chain of infection. Today things are almost back to normal in the city where the pandemic began.

    While most countries in Europe opted for temporary lockdown measures, some countries like Sweden decided to go easy on the economy, with many of the elderly bearing the brunt.

    And populist governments around the globe basically ignored the virus altogether – again pushing up their country’s mortality rate.

    And the economies are suffering all the same.

    It’s time for a silver bullet that ends the pandemic! Could the “No-Covid” strategy be the answer to our prayers? Here’s what it’s about.

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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

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

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  • In This Story: Netherlands

    The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country primarily located in Western Europe and partly in the Caribbean, forming the largest constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, it consists of 12 provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. In the Caribbean, it consists of three special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The country’s official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland, and English and Papiamentu as secondary official languages in the Caribbean Netherlands. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages (spoken in the east and southeast respectively), while Sinte Romani and Yiddish are recognised non-territorial languages.

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    Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.

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