The coronavirus pandemic has been a test of societies, governments, and of individuals.

Responses to COVID-19 are varying country to country and have shined a spotlight on how people are being

treated amidst the crisis. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has already said the coronavirus could give some countries an excuse to adopt unnecessary repressive measures.

Guterres and other officials believe that the pandemic risks becoming a human rights crisis, if it hasn’t already in certain areas of the world.

We take a closer look at human rights during the struggle against the coronavirus.


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