Coronavirus Philippines

Coronavirus Philippines

Latest news and updates on the impact of a new strain of coronavirus on the Philippines. The virus causes the disease Covid-19 and the World Health Organisation has declared the spread of the infectio

n a pandemic.

How social distancing might stick after the coronavirus
The devastating coronavirus pandemic has forced the world into an unprecedented social experiment: a “new normal” of social distancing. In an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, the pneumonia-like disease caused by the virus, governments have first encouraged, then compelled people to practice social distancing, or keeping a physical distance between individuals.  People have been told to stay and work at home whenever possible, avoid crowded areas and suspend social gatherings – with varying success. Behavioral scientists say social distancing is challenging for humans, as innately social creatures, and has come with different costs for the world’s poor, those providing front-line and