Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID‑19 pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2). Its impact has been broad, affecting general society, economy, culture, ecology, politics, and other areas. These aspects are discussed across many articles:

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Economic impact

By country

By industry

Impact on culture and entertainment

Impact on information

Impact on society and rights

Political impact

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The COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The first case in the Philippines was identified on January 30, 2020 and involved a 38-year-old Chinese woman who was confined at San Lazaro Hospital in Metro Manila. On February 1, a posthumous test result from a 44-year-old Chinese man turned out positive for the virus, making the Philippines the first country outside China to record a confirmed death from the disease.

COVID-19 pandemic in Metro Manila Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Metro Manila in the Philippines.

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Human rights issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, human rights violations including censorship, discrimination, arbitrary detention and xenophobia were reported from different parts of the world. Amnesty International has responded that "Human rights violations hinder, rather than facilitate, responses to public health emergencies and undercut their efficiency." The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that stay-at-home responses for slowing the pandemic must not be mandated at the expense of human rights. Broader concerns have been expressed about the effect of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights, democracy and governance.

Enhanced community quarantine in Luzon Quarantine in Luzon

On March 16, 2020, the government of the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte imposed an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon, which is effectively a total lockdown, restricting the movement of the population except for necessity, work, and health circumstances, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Additional restrictions mandated the temporary closure of non-essential shops and businesses. This came in after two days of the implementation of community quarantine in Metro Manila.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food industry Impact of COVID-19

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Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in India Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indias economy

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals Consequences of COVID-19 pandemic for hospitals

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted hospitals around the world. Many hospitals have scaled back or postponed non-emergency care. This has medical consequences for the people served by the hospitals, and it has financial consequences for the hospitals. Health and social systems across the globe are struggling to cope. The situation is especially challenging in humanitarian, fragile and low-income country contexts, where health and social systems are already weak. Health facilities in many places are closing or limiting services. Services to provide sexual and reproductive health care risk being sidelined, which will lead to higher maternal mortality and morbidity.

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Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020 Sequence of major events in a virus pandemic

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Philippine government response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Both the national government and local governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines with various declarations of emergency, closure of schools and public meeting places, lockdowns, and other restrictions intended to slow the progression of the virus.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on other health issues Health consequences of outbreak beyond the COVID-19 disease itself

The COVID-19 pandemic has had many impacts on global health beyond those caused by the COVID-19 disease itself. It has led to a reduction in hospital visits for other reasons. There have been 38 per cent fewer hospital visits for heart attack symptoms in the United States and 40 per cent fewer in Spain. The head of cardiology at the University of Arizona said, "My worry is some of these people are dying at home because they're too scared to go to the hospital." There is also concern that people with strokes and appendicitis are not seeking timely treatment. Shortages of medical supplies have impacted people with various conditions.

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020

This article documents the chronology of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020, which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect. Reporting on this pandemic began in December 2019.

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020

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Indian government response to the COVID-19 pandemic Actions by the Indian government on COVID-19 pandemic

The government of India has initially responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with thermal screenings of passengers arriving from China, the country from which the coronavirus disease 2019 originated, as well as other countries. As the pandemic progressed throughout the world, the Indian government began issuing recommendations regarding social distancing measures and also initiated travel and entry restrictions. Throughout March, several shutdowns and business closures were initiated, and by the end of the month, the Indian government ordered a widespread lockdown. Efforts were subsequently made to create an economic package, which was announced in May.

United Nations response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The United Nations response to the coronavirus pandemic has been led by its Secretary-General and can be divided into formal resolutions at the General Assembly and at the Security Council (UNSC), and operations via its specialized agencies, chiefly the World Health Organization in the initial stages, but involving more humanitarian-oriented agencies as the humanitarian impact became clearer, and then economic organizations, like the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the International Labour Organization, and the World Bank, as the socioeconomic implications worsened. In June, 2020, the Secretary-General launched the 'UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19'; the UN has also launched a global vaccination initiative. Given the impact on the global economy, funding has been an especial problem, as it has for ongoing operations, and the 'UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19' has a dedicated funding package attached. The UNSC has been criticized for a slow coordinated response, especially regarding the global ceasefire, which aims to open up humanitarian access to the world's most vulnerable in conflict zones.

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2020

This article documents the chronology of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2020, which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect. Reporting on this pandemic began in December 2019.