SPOTLIGHT: COVID Policy Around The World

Policy responses to COVID-19 from different governments across the world have varied wildly. Decisions have been made at different times, with varying degrees of severity.

A new resource has been created by Oxford University to collate these responses into one central repository of information. The  Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker.

Those behind it at Oxford say that more than 600 data collectors from around the world have helped track 20 different categories of coronavirus response, including lockdown, health, economic, and now vaccine policies in 186 countries.

Visualisation of the "Stringency Index" showing severity of policy responses across the world. Visit