Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021

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This article documents the chronology of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021, 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.

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Reactions and measures in Africa

Reactions and measures in the Americas

Reactions and measures in the Eastern Mediterranean

Reactions and measures in Europe

Reactions and measures in South and Southeast Asia

1 April

15 April

19 April

22 April

27 April

Reactions and measures in the Western Pacific

1 April

6 April

7 April

16 April

19 April

20 April

23 April

25 April

30 April

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