Professor Fethi Mansouri, UNESCO Chairholder for Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at Deakin University and UNITWIN Convenor for Inter-religious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding, shares his views on the socio-cultural implications of COVID-19.

Worldwide, the COVID-19 response has been largely premised on physical distancing, though this has, unfortunately, been discursively referred to in formal and informal discourse as social distancing. There is a big difference between the two concepts, with physical distancing not necessarily precluding social connectedness, whereas social distancing unavoidably presumes disconnectedness

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