lørdag 7. mars 2020

10 lessons from Asia on how to live with a coronavirus outbreak

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak began in China last December, it has spread across the world and now threatens to become a global pandemic.The virus, formally known as Covid-19, has infected more than 90,000 people globally and killed more than 3,000. Though the majority of cases and deaths remain in mainland China, these past two weeks have seen self-sustaining clusters form in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States -- and new cases reported in Africa and Latin America.

Countries are now scrambling to contain the virus, imposing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines -- an echo of the shutdowns and emergency measures that swept across Asia two months ago. As Asia continues to grapple with rising numbers of infections, here are ten lessons -- good and bad -- from the region on how to deal with a coronavirus outbreak.