Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

Houses are seen amongst the surrounding landscape of Kirkenes, Norway, Oct. 24, 2019. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

By Eilís Quinn, Levon Sevunts and Mathiew Leiser, Eye on the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing rapidly, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on March 12, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread.

Eye on the Arctic has compiled a brief resume of responses to this pandemic around the Arctic Circle to see how various national and sub-national governments are dealing with the outbreak.

Here are the latest updates as of March 30, 2020.


Real-time updates of the COVID-19 outbreak

Follow real-time updates of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world with this interactive map created by John Hopkins University.

You can also find a mobile version here.


One Comment

  1. They should’ve contained it in the first place when it started spreading in late November and December 2019! They knew it was a flu and could spread like wild fire but decided to let almost everyone in the world get infected first! If they did we wouldn’t be in this message!

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