About this report
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (abbreviated “COVID-19”) (CDC 2020) was first reported in China in December 2019. The outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020 (WHO 11/03/2020).
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.