The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll in lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Therefore, the Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related relevant news and information.
- A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air
The risk of contagion is highest in indoor spaces but can be reduced by applying all available measures to combat infection via aerosols. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure. Source: El Pais
- Transmission risk of Covid-19 at major sporting and cultural events
The research project RESTART-19 from the University Medical Center of Halle (Saale) aims to simulate the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 due too a major event in a closed hall and to investigate the conditions under which such events can be carried out despite the pandemic without risking the health of the general population. Source: University Hospital of Halle
- Coronavirus pandemic leads to rise in FGM across Africa
Campaigners against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) say that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on efforts to curb the practice. FGM remains common despite being criminalized in many countries. Source: Deutsche Welle
- COVID-19 is shifting the focus from smart cities to resilient cities
The COVID-19 crisis has focused the minds of local governments on the need to build resilience into their recovery strategies. While COVID-19 has knocked the world sideways, 2020 has also witnessed parallel and compounding crises, including social unrest through the Black Lives Matter protests; intense climate events with heatwaves, hurricanes and wildfires, and the unfurling economic shocks following the pandemic. Source: Cities Today
- COVID-19 disruptions send global FDI plunging 50%
New OECD data and analysis show that the pandemic sent global FDI plunging 50% in the first half of 2020 compared to the second half of 2019, the lowest half-year level since 2013. Source: OECD
Please find more information and news about the interlinkages between the Coronavirus, Crime and Violence in German published every Tuesday on our German News Service Tägliche Präventions News.