Borderless collaboration is needed for COVID-19 - A disease that knows no borders

Kawthar Mohamed, Eduardo Rodríguez-Román, Farzaneh Rahmani, Hongbo Zhang, Mariya Ivanovska, Sara A. Makka, Musa Joya, Rangarirai Makuku, Md Shahidul Islam, Nesrine Radwan, Laila Rahmah, Rayan Goda, Sunny O. Abarikwu, Mujtaba Shaw, Samaneh Zoghi, Sevan Irtsyan, Irene Ling, Orsolya Cseprekal, Attig Bahar Faten, Esra Hazar SayarChagajeg Soloukey, Giulia Grancini, Nima Rezaei

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To the Editor—Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global concern among all citizens and governments. Several governments have decided to take drastic actions to combat the spread of the disease, including closure of air, maritime, and land borders as an extreme measures of isolation. However, such measures have not prevented the disease from spreading globally; COVID-19 has already spread to almost all countries and regions, and the World Health Organization (WHO) named it a pandemic on March 11, 2020.1 For this reason, some countries have announced a so-called ‘lockdown.’ This protocol includes, but is not limited to, the closure of all nonessential businesses, the obligatory physical isolation of all citizens through quarantine, social distancing for those that do go out of their homes, and public campaigns to encourage both frequent hand washing and refraining from touching the face.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1246
Number of pages2
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

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