Year: 2023 Source: Crisis. (2020). 41(3), 153–155. SIEC No: 20231507
The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread rapidly in many countries and the fallout from the pandemic is still unfolding. Physical distancing is being enforced in many countries as an effective way of slowing down the  spread of COVID-19 (Li et al., 2020; Hellewell et al., 2020; Remuzzi & Remuzzi, 2020). This is the standard practice advocated by many health authorities around the globe including the World Health Organization (WHO, 2020). These  measures include quarantine for those with COVID-19, restricting movement of the general population outside the home, and reducing contact between people in public places. These measures are necessary to contain the disease.