Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021

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This article documents the chronology of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in February 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

8 February

Reactions and measures in the Americas

February 11

February 24

Reactions and measures in the Eastern Mediterranean

Reactions and measures in Europe

Reactions and measures in South, Southeast and East Asia

1 February

4 February

5 February

7 February

10 February

11 February

13 February

15 February

Tokyo local government officials said that Covid-19 cases in Tokyo were underreported by 838 between 18 Nov 2020 and 31 Jan 2021. They said that an increased workload resulted in the error: the local government's health department was understaffed given the fact that the number of Covid cases were surging and new daily cases hit a record high on the 7th of January 2021. [13]

16 February

17 February

20 February

25 February

Reactions and measures in the Western Pacific

3 February

5 February

8 February

10 February

11 February

14 February

17 February

19 February

22 February

24 February

27 February

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