A near empty road near Girona, on the border between France and Spain. Photo: EPA-EFE A near empty road near Girona, on the border between France and Spain. Photo: EPA-EFE
A near empty road near Girona, on the border between France and Spain. Photo: EPA-EFE

How ignoring WHO guidelines and relying on ‘ineffective’ travel bans may have hampered world’s fight against coronavirus

  • The global health body warns that targeting travellers from infected areas may discourage countries from reporting outbreaks and delay the arrival of medical aid
  • Some analysts fear that countries which attempted to restrict movement failed to use their time to prepare their health systems to cope with Covid-19

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A near empty road near Girona, on the border between France and Spain. Photo: EPA-EFE A near empty road near Girona, on the border between France and Spain. Photo: EPA-EFE
A near empty road near Girona, on the border between France and Spain. Photo: EPA-EFE
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