Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was ﬁrst reported in December 2019, the disease has spread worldwide at an astonishing rate. In just nine months, the cumulative total number of conﬁrmed patients has exceeded 28 million, with a total death count of 908,000 (as of September 10, 2020). The pandemic has not just occasioned a health crisis, but is exerting far-reaching and profound impacts on all aspects of life and society, including negatively aﬀecting employment, food supply, and schooling.
With the COVID-19 pandemic likely to be protracted, Good Neighbours has established a Global Response Plan against the virus and implemented various activities in partnership with international organisations, local NGOs, and communities. Good Neighbours’ focus has been on ensuring community livelihoods, and improving health systems, and social policy measures in developing countries along with the three key principles of ‘inclusivity’, ‘safety and security ﬁrst’, and ‘partnership’.
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