Dynamics and logic of COVID-19 containment measures

Raskina YuV1, Novkunskaya AA1, Barchuk AA1,2
About authors

1 European University at Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2 Petrov National Medical Research Center of Oncology, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Anton A. Barchuk
Gagarinskaya, 6/1, Saint Petersburg, 191187; ur.bps.ue@kuhcraba

About paper

Author contribution: Barchuk AA, Raskina YuV conceived the article; Raskina YuV, Novkunskaya AA wrote the manuscript; Raskina YuV prepared figures and tables. All authors contributed equally to the final version of the manuscript.

Received: 2020-12-07 Accepted: 2020-12-13 Published online: 2020-12-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has confronted public health systems and world economies with serious challenges. Faced with the same disease, countries responded to the threat differently depending on their social, demographic and geographic characteristics. Based on the analysis of scientific literature, international guidances and other sources of information about infection prevention and control, this article systematizes knowledge about containment strategies developed before the current pandemic, describes challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak and highlights solutions. Specifically, the article describes the timing and order of the introduced measures, considerations for lifting the restrictions and the impact of different containment strategies on the spread of the infection, society and economy.

Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, non-pharmaceutical public health measures, review