COVID-19 Government Measures Update IX
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (abbreviated “COVID-19”) was first reported in China in December 2019. The outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. This report provides an update to previous ACAPS reports that explore measures adopted by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be found here. Our reports are a component of ACAPS’ broader effort to monitor the secondary impacts of the pandemic and are based on publicly available data assembled by our team through a wide scanning of information across the globe. Further country-specific analysis of the COVID-19 situation and analysis of challenges for humanitarian operations can be found here.