Fighting COVID-19: Lessons from China, South Korea and Japan

Fighting COVID-19: Lessons from China, South Korea and Japan

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  • Monday | 13 Apr, 2020
  • Hina Aslam, Rohan Hussain
  • COVID-19 Policy Review Series
  • 37
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Introduction COVID-19 has emerged as a global pandemic, infecting over 1.519 million people in 209 countries and territories of the world – more than 88,500 of them have died, and counting. It was emerged in the Wuhan city of Hubei province in China and stemmed to almost the whole world. The worst-hit countries and hotspots happen to be in Europe (Italy & Spain), United Kingdom, United states, and Iran. Pakistan, despite sharing close borders with China and Iran, remained unaffected till the end of February, but the issue started when it received Pakistani pilgrims returning from Iran. As of recent official figures released on April 8, 2020, the nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients has touched the figure of 6072, including 58 deaths. Area-wises figures have been given in the figure below: