Issue 29

Issue 292020-09-28T13:06:08+00:00
Volume 8 Rajab – Sha’ban 1441
Issue 1 March 2020
ISSN 24102237

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Need to Improve and Modernize Legal Systems

By: Prof. Badria A. Al-Awadi

Suddenly, the whole world was confronted by the spread of the deadly Corona virus, of which features and ways to address it were not yet clear, except from some limited preventive measures. And in a few weeks the matter turned into a global health crisis, exacerbated by the state of ambiguity, lack of transparency and recklessness of some administrative authorities and governments of different parts of the world.
After a state of silence and confusion, the World Health Organization announced the outbreak of the coronavirus – COVID-19, at the end of January 2020, classifying it as a “public health emergency of international concern”. Then, on March 11, 2020, it declared it as a global pandemic, and urged countries to unite and cooperate in confronting and limiting the spread of the virus. As an organization funded by nations in order to preserve international public health, develop health sectors and provide health assistance to societies and countries in need, WHO failed to provide a clear scientific description of the virus nor a framework for the production of vaccines and medicines.

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