- Singapore: has taken measures, on Friday launching an app called TraceTogether that’s designed to build a record of people exposed to a potentially infected person. The app tracks, identifies and keeps a log of those who’ve been within two meters of each other for at least 30 minutes by using a phone’s Bluetooth technology to connect with other devices that have the app installed and Bluetooth enabled.
- Hongkong: Hong Kong, which experts say has contained the virus’ spread, has fewer than 170 cases and four deaths, thanks to its drastic measures to track and quarantine those with the disease. Those measures include using location data to track people’s movement during its quarantine, and checking in to make sure people are staying place if quarantined.
2. Isolation For Homeless:
- London: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has responded to calls to help homeless people self-isolate by making 300 hotel rooms available.
The Mayor’s team is working with the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) to block-book the rooms in two central London hotels for a trial period of 12 weeks.
- California: Governor Gavin Newsom announced a goal of providing 51,000 hotel rooms across the state for homeless people. At the time, 2,000 hotel rooms had been lined up and 1,300 trailers ordered
- Paris: has also opened self-isolation centres with hundreds of beds for homeless people who test positive for COVID-19 but who do not need to be hospitalised.
3. Food/Financial aid:
- Canada: Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau announced an $82 billion financial aid package in the form of direct payouts, tax deferrals, and general economic stimulus. Additionally, the Canadian-US border will be closed for all non-essential travel.
- India: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced free food at 220 Night Shelter Homes in Delhi for those who were not able to afford or were stuck in the territory in the crisis and a sum of Rs 5,000 to each construction worker of Delhi
4. Lock Down & Curfew:
India: On 24 March,Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced lockdown for next 21 Days, restricting entry to UN officials and other diplomats. The country received praise from the WHO for taking “fast and aggressive” action to limit the spread, including encouraging social distancing.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz orders curfew from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. for a period of 21 days, effective from Monday evening, to limit the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom.
Malaysia: Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says a two-week lockdown that began on March 18 will be extended until April 14.
New Zealand: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the country would go into a month-long lockdown from 23:59 on 25 March.
There are many more countries who have lockdown or declared curfew .