SA/PB/Mar 2020

Cover for the Domino Effect Brief

Domino Effect and the National Quarantine against COVID-19.

Briefs and Policy Reviews


COVID-19 has become an international threat and nation states are implementing responses based on limited data and limited lessons learnt from Wuhan, China. The measures taken are categorized either as: “Doing Nothing, Mitigation, or Suppression.” The virus emerged in Wuhan, China, last December, and has now spread to more than 171 countries and territories globally. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic and available data shows more than 307,000 confirmed cases and an excess of 13,000 deaths. Globally, more than 92,000 patients have recovered.