Impact of COVID19 on Migrants and Refugees
With travel restrictions encompassing 93% of the global population, the revolution of our globalised world has stood still on its axis since the declaration of a global pandemic. As governments implement restrictions on both interstate and intrastate travel combined with concerted national efforts to contain and control the COVID19, policies to protect asylum seekers, refugees and migrants have been uneven.
COVID19 from Outbreak to Pandemic
Although the origins of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) remain under scientific investigation, on the 31st December 2019 China officially reported to the WHO an outbreak pneumonia cases in Wuhan with a common link to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.