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What are the positive and negative effects of the Coronavirus lockdown?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

Nearly every country in the world has been affected by the coronavirus in 2020, and many of those countries have enforced a lockdown forbidding people from leaving their homes except for very specific reasons.

While the vast majority understand and support this lockdown, as times goes on some are starting to question whether the negative effects of the lockdown are greater than the positive effects.

Questions

  • What measures has the government in your country taken to help stop the spread of the coronavirus?
  • What reasons do you think people should be allowed out of their homes?
  • What country do you think has handled this situation the best?
  • What do you believe are the main reasons countries have enforced a lockdown?
  • What do you think the negative effects of the lockdown are or will be in the coming years?

Key Vocabulary

  • Lockdown noun
  • Handle verb
  • Spread verb
  • Affect verb
  • Effect noun (and verb)
  • Restriction (noun)
  • Government (noun)
  • Forbid (verb)
  • Support (verb)
  • Enforce (verb)

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