Was school closure effective in mitigating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Time series analysis using Bayesian inference

July, 2020


  • The effectiveness of school closure remains unknown to mitigate the epidemic of COVID-19.
  • Time series analyses were conducted using the Bayesian method to evaluate the effectiveness of school closure in Japan.
  • The intervention of school closure did not appear to decrease the incidence of coronavirus infection.


Effect of COVID19 Induced Lockdown on Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle in Zimbabwe

August, 2020


Background: The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a global public health emergency resulting in lockdowns, associated diet and lifestyle changes and constraint public health delivery.

Objective: To investigate the impacts of the COVID-19 induced lockdown in Zimbabwe on nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking among Zimbabwean population aged ≥18years.