ABSTRACT

Regulating Electronic Means to Fight the Spread of COVID-19   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Comparative Summary: "This report surveys the regulation of electronic means to fight the spread of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in 23 selected jurisdictions around the globe, namely Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, England, France, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, the Russian Federation, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the European Union (EU). As of June 4, 2020, a total of 6.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with the most cases being reported in the United States (1.8 million), Brazil (555,383), and the Russian Federation (432,277). Of those cases, 383,872 people have died. COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] virus and spreads from person to person through droplet and contact transmission. Currently, there is no known cure or vaccine. Countries therefore have to find other ways to control and mitigate the spread of this infectious disease in order to break the chain of human-to-human transmission, such as case identification, isolation, testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and location tracking."

Report Number:
LL File No. 2020-019000; Law Library File No. 2020-019000
Publisher:
Date:
2020-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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