Governments around the globe have ordered residents to remain at residence and follow bodily distancing to assist curb the coronavirus pandemic.
In an try and contextualise how folks’s actions have been affected, tech big Google lately launched its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports tracker, which makes use of anonymised cell phone information from 131 nations around the globe.
The tracker reveals how visits and the size of keep at totally different locations have modified because the widespread introduction of bodily distancing tips and lockdowns, in comparison with every nation’s common throughout a five-week interval in January and February.
Whereas the information may assist public well being officers perceive patterns of motion within the age of bodily distancing, Google has acknowledged that the information is just not supposed for use for medical diagnostics or private journey planning.
The corporate has produced reviews that present how visits and size of keep fluctuate throughout totally different areas together with residential areas, retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, outside areas, workplaces and public transit stations.
It’s clear that nearly the complete planet is spending extra time at residence. At 35 % above its common, Bolivia is the nation spending probably the most extra period of time at residence
On March 25, the South American nation declared a public well being emergency and fully locked down its borders.
Here is how way more time individuals are spending at residence internationally: