By: Aisha Dirie
Many countries are handling this pandemic differently. Many countries are still in lockdown, have certain restrictions, or restrict all travel from or to countries.
The US is still battling this pandemic. Many states still have COVID cases rising.
This pandemic has affected the economy in many different countries.
How different countries are handling this pandemic shows a lot about their leaders, how quickly this virus has spread, and how dangerous COVID-19 truly is. According to Worldometers.info, there are currently around 37 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with the US at the largest number of cases. Following the US is India with the second most cases worldwide.
According to EndCoronavirus.org, some of the countries that are recovering, or have recovered completely from COVID, are New Zealand, Sudan, and Haiti.
In late March, New Zealand put in a very strict quarantine. This led the country COVID cases to decrease exponentially. This was a good move for the prime minister of New Zealand (Jacinda Ardern) because currently there are only a couple, or almost zero, COVID-19 cases in the country of New Zealand.
Other countries that have gone into strict lockdown have been managing their COVID-19 cases as well.
Many different countries are handling this pandemic differently. On different scales, levels, seriousness, and population. There is definitely a trend between what countries are doing better than others. Some countries are back to normal life already.
This is different than some countries, including the US, Canada, etc. We are already far enough into this pandemic to recognize why certain countries have failed to reopen.
Time will tell.
For more information, please visit:
- Countries beating Covid-19: https://www.endcoronavirus.org/countries
- New Zealand Declares Victory Over Coronavirus Again, Lifts Auckland Restrictions: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/10/07/921171807/new-zealand-declares-victory-over-coronavirus-again-lifts-auckland-restrictions
- New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52961539