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Can social distancing and lockdown can work in South Africa’s townships and informal settlements? Getty Images

What should South Africa’s coronavirus endgame look like? Here are some options

South Africa's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was one of 'intervene first and ask questions later'. Now is the time for government to state clearly what its strategic endgame is.
People, some wearing masks, enjoy a walk in a park in Rome as Italy, the first nation to impose a nationwide lockdown against the coronavirus, begins to reopen – slowly. Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Exit from coronavirus lockdowns – lessons from 6 countries

It's possible to evaluate countries' readiness to lift their lockdowns, based on how well they managed the first wave of the pandemic, and how ready they are for a digital economy.
A cashier works wearing a face mask in a supermarket on April 15, 2020 near Lyon. Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

Covid-19: is there a disproportionate burden on working classes in France?

In addition to the elderly and health workers, those holding front-line jobs are particularly exposed. Infection risk and aggravating co-morbidities could compound social inequalities in time of crisis.
Community members wearing protective face masks as they queue for aid in Zandspruit informal settlement, north of Johannesburg. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images

African countries are moving to make masks mandatory: key questions answered

Wearing masks is being introduced in conjunction with maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres and following hygiene measures such as hand washing.
A worker from Sanctuary, a Christian charitable organization, tends to homeless people in their tents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Why religious freedom stokes coronavirus protests in the U.S., but not Canada

Canadian and American religious groups are responding very differently to coronavirus public health measures. Why? In Canada, health care is more widely regarded as a public good and a right.
A health worker collecting sample test kits from a nurse during a community COVID-19 testing campaign in Lagos. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria’s response

As Nigeria battles COVID-19, systemic corruption and a low level of accountability in the health sector may undermine efforts to halt the devastating effect of the virus.
Vaccines are some of the most equitable and cost-effective health interventions available. ranplett/GettyImages

Why a campaign to champion all vaccines matters now more than ever

Coronavirus is a stark reminder of what a world without vaccines would look like.
Apps that warn about close contact with COVID-19 cases are key to relaxing social distancing rules. Walter Bibikow/Stone via Getty Images

How Apple and Google will let your phone warn you if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus

Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible for people to get alerts on their phones when they've been exposed to the coronavirus. Adding the right cryptography scheme keeps those alerts private.

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