COVID-19 travel restrictions and the International Health Regulations : call for an open debate on easing of travel restrictions
CITATION: Petersen, E. et al. 2020. COVID-19 travel restrictions and the International Health Regulations : call for an open debate on easing of travel restrictions. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 94:88–90, doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2020.04.029.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has caused national governments worldwide to mandate several generic infection control measures such as physical distancing, self-isolation, and closure of non-essential shops, restaurants schools, among others. Some models suggest physical distancing would have to persist for 3 months to mitigate the peak effects on health systems and could be required on an intermittent basis for 12 to 18 months (Flaxman et al., 2020).