At this point there’s very little we know for sure about the long-term damage to our economy as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. But there is one point of certainty: ways in which we can control the disease’s spread.

The steps are blindingly simple: work from home if you display cold-like symptoms, avoid public gatherings, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or elbow, wash your hands regularly and don’t shake hands...

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