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Calibrating Long-Term Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for COVID-19: Principles and Facilitation Tools   [open pdf - 847KB]

From the Background: "Countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region have implemented strict non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), aiming to interrupt or reduce transmission. They can be classified into: 1) personal protective measures, 2) environmental measures, 3) social and physical distancing measures, and 4) travel-related measures. While effective in controlling the epidemic, some of these measures have significant socioeconomic costs and may negatively impact the physical and emotional well-being of populations. Stringent measures are likely to become increasingly unsustainable over time, especially in countries with limited resources, social protection and health-care services."

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2020-05-15
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2020 World Health Organization. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/]
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