Don't want to shake hands, but don't want to cause offence? Just smile, have a short sentence ready in advance, and make sure the other person knows you care about their feelings.
It's hard to adopt a set of hard and fast rules with the advice changing so quickly. So it's important you have a set of evidence-based principles to guide your decision-making about social contact.
With people panic buying and supermarket shelves empty, the country's ability to feed itself is being tested.
Tens of thousands of New Zealanders don't have secure or adequate accommodation – so how can they safely self-isolate in NZ's lockdown? But there are solutions – and here's where to start.
Shutting down the stock market would be like closing our eyes and shooting the messenger.
Housing is our first line of defence against coronavirus, so leaving someone homeless increases the risk for everyone. Australia should follow other countries in imposing a moratorium on evictions.
A number of measures from both state and federal goverments will offer support to Australia's arts industry.
Pharmacies are essential services and will remain open, but some people will still have problems accessing medicines. Here's what you can do.
For people of faith, for whom communal prayer and service are central to their beliefs, the need to stay away from each other is particularly challenging.
Many people don't realise high-income earners are the biggest users of public transport in Australian cities, but it's still low-income earners who are most vulnerable to service disruptions.
Clubs, pubs, movie theatres and gyms will be closed and restaurants will only be able to provide takeaways in measures to fight the spread of coronavirus announced by Scott Morrison late Sunday night.
The immune system can respond to stress in ways that harm health. But there's a stress-buster that can help keep you calm and healthy: exercise.
During a pandemic, a home birth starts looking better every second. Midwives with their specialized skills in low-risk normal birth can be of great service.
Canada and the United States have opted to keep its border open to commercial trucking during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision is important to the economies of both countries.
Canada has closed its borders to asylum-seekers and non-citizens because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar emergency measures over the years should teach us that now is not the time for nationalism.
In an age of social media and the propensity for misinformation to spread like wildfire, organizations and governments should consider social media strategies in pandemic response planning.
Many informal workers will not be able to take the precautions that health authorities suggest.
Wherever it can, the government is using automatic means to get money out of the door. It can keep doing it for as long as needed.
Bickering between the states and Victoria's initial silence on the outbreak made the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic worse.
The short answer is 'yes' - the states can impede people moving across borders if it is for the protection of public health.