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Coronavirus outbreak

11 March 2020

Covid-19: Social distancing will help health authorities deal with coronavirus, says epidemiologist

Social distancing policies, such as cancelling high-density gatherings, discouraging handshakes and asking people to increase their distance from each other will delay a coronavirus pandemic and help health authorities plan resources, according to epidemiologist Dr Vittoria Colizza who is modelling the spread of Covid-19 and the effectiveness of interventions.