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Don’t Touch Your Face

Don’t Touch Your Face: Lockdown

Police warn a young man for not complying with the mandatory quarantine to stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Buenos Aires on March 20. Mariano Gabriel Sanchez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Police warn a young man for not complying with the mandatory quarantine to stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Buenos Aires on March 20. Mariano Gabriel Sanchez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Police warn a young man for not complying with the mandatory quarantine to stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Buenos Aires on March 20. Mariano Gabriel Sanchez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

On today’s episode: Why you should start preparing for a full lockdown.

Around the world, many countries have implemented internal and international travel bans as they desperately seek to slow the spread of the coronavirus. On Thursday, the U.S. State Department warned American citizens to return home, where possible, or prepare to remain abroad for an indefinite period of time. 

On today’s episode, Don’t Touch Your Face hosts James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon discuss why now is the time to start thinking about how, where, and with whom you might want to spend your time during a lockdown. 

They are joined by Ronnie Coleman, one of over a thousand U.S citizens stranded in Peru after the country closed its borders last Monday. 

About Don’t Touch Your Face:  On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people. From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the virus and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. Have a coronavirus question for us to explore? Email it to donttouchyourface@foreignpolicy.com.  See All Episodes

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Don’t Touch Your Face: Pandemic Within a Pandemic

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