A Look at Social Distancing Around the World

April 10, 2020

Fiorella Riccobono

Amidst this global pandemic, the concept of social distancing has become a huge topic of conversation as it is one of the best ways (as cited by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control) to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing means is limiting the physical contact between you and others, such as leaving six feet of space between you and another person. 

In a recent blog post, two of our data scientists Theo and Saleel took a look at what our data was showing about social distancing in the United States. In addition to measuring awareness, understanding and behavioral changes surrounding social distancing we have been able to catch a glimpse of how communities around the world are practicing the concept through photos. Here are a few examples:

Social distancing while in line in Uruguay
Signage explaining social distancing outside a store in the Netherlands
An example of social distancing outside a store in Honduras
People distancing themselves outside a store in France
Social distancing example from Panama

More data about social distancing practices around the world can be found here. The data can be viewed in aggregate or on a country-by-country basis. Additionally, if you’re interested in seeing more of the data we’re collecting on COVID-19 you can visit www.premise.com/COVID-19.

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