Tourist flows, geopolitics and covid-19: When international tourists are transmission vectors

Tourism affects the territory through the movement of people. Travel restrictions applied to curb COVID-19 by almost all countries have practically paralyzed international flows and tourism activity. This article analyzes the measures against the coronavirus and compares them with the measures adopted in the context of the health alerts provoked by SARS, MERS or H1N1. In this way, it is explained that the recent measures can alter the world tourist map and impact the most mobility dependent destinations, leading to a more uncertain tourist future than ever.

Public health literacy in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic emergency [Alfabetización en salud pública ante la emergencia de la pandemia por Covid-19]

Health literacy is the process of obtaining knowledge, motivation and individual competencies to understand and access information, express opinions and make decisions with respect to health promotion and maintenance. This applies in different contexts, environments, and throughout life. This conceptual perspective is very necessary in the face of the SARS-CoV-2 virus emergency. This virus produces the Covid-19 disease, which has become a pandemic of devastating effects not only healthwise, but also, importantly, from an economic, political and social point of view.

Management of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19): Experiences from imported malaria control in China

Currently, the local transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been effectively contained in China; however, the epidemic situation of this highly infectious disease is more and more serious outside of China. Importation of COVID-19 cases from other countries and territories is therefore becoming a new challenge for the control of COVID-19 in China. Malaria was once widely epidemic in China.

Urgency and rule of law in the time of covid-19: Between some essential limits and a needed flexibility [Urgenza e legalità ai tempi del CoViD-19: Fra limiti imprescindibili e necessaria flessibilità]

In order to cope with the CoViD-19 epidemic, the Italian Government approved two Decree-law, later ratified by Parliament, conferring the Prime Minister the power to adopt the regulation to implement the social distancing measures. The essay deals with the compatibility of such a normative method with the Italian Constitution, in particular with the principles concerning the exercise of the legislative power by the Government in emergency situations (art. 77) and the freedom of movement enshrined by art. 16 of the Italian Basic Law. © 2020, University of Trento.

Challenges and strategies to deal with COVID-19 from the perspective of physicians and nurses in southern of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran

Background and Aim: COVID-19 has widely spread around the world and has a high mortality rate. The aim of this study was to determine the challenges and strategies to deal with SARS-CoV-2 from the perspective of physicians and nurses in Iranshahr, southern of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 100 physicians and nurses have participated who working in the wards related to COVID-19 (respiratory isolation ward, intensive care unit and emergency department) of Iran and Khatam-ul-Anbia hospitals in Iranshahr.

Restrictions on the free movement of persons in the EU during the COVID-19 era: Towards an uncertain future [Las restricciones a la libre circulación de personas en la UE durante la era COVID-19: Hacia un futuro incierto]

This study analyzes the impact that the COVID-19 has had on the free movement of people and the control of both internal and external borders in the EU, at a particularly delicate time, coinciding with the opening of the Conference on the future of the EU. The hypothesis is that the legal framework of free movement both in International Law and in European Law is not suitable to adopt the restrictions that the fight against the pandemic requires.

Recommendations for the response against COVID-19 in migratory contexts under a closed border: The case of Colombia

Despite the positive response of Colombia's health system to the arrival of Venezuelan migrants, the new challenges that accompany the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered a closed-borders response that runs the risk of encouraging a negative view of migrants and increasing their health risks. This manuscript discusses the recommendations that could be proposed in the case of a country with limited resources such as Colombia to respond to the needs of the Venezuelan mixed migrant flows. © 2020, Instituto Nacional de Salud.

Singapore’s COVID-19 catastrophe: Authoritarian bungling, an infectious election, and an international humanitarian crisis

Singapore earned early plaudits for its management of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the government’s failure to pay attention to the health of the country’s sizable foreign worker population and its refusal to heed the repeated warnings from infectious disease experts and advocacy groups has led to a major outbreak in cramped dormitories and a lockdown of the entire country.

Desiring political opposition beyond COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore

Beginning in January 2020, the world has struggled to contain COVID-19 pandemic. Initially lauded as the “gold standard” for containment of the pandemic, Singapore was suddenly confronted with a massive outbreak of infection in the migrant worker dormitories. To date, migrant workers accounted for 95 percent of the almost 60,000 infected, while outside the dormitories infection was relatively well-contained and overall extremely low fatalities.

Health and legal policy in hungary at the time of covid-19 pandemic

Just as in many countries, the Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to the Hungarian society in a variety of ways. It was a test to the health care system which had already lacked resources even before the pandemic: deteriorating infrastructure, worsening hygienic conditions, and growing scarcity of doctors and nurses had impaired the health care sector. While it seems that the country survived with a relatively little loss in the first wave of the epidemic between February and May, some political and social changes will remain with us even after the pandemic passes.