TLU researchers cooperate with IRD Vietnam to simulate containment measures against COVID-19

The Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) in Vietnam has set up a multidisciplinary team of researchers from its research units UMMISCO (Alexis Drogoul, Benoit Gaudou, Arthur Brugière, Kevin Chapuis), MIVEGEC (Marc Choisy) and DIADE (Pierre Larmande), assisted by colleagues from Thuyloi University (Nguyen Ngoc Doanh), Can Tho University (Huỳnh Quang Nghi), INRAE (Patrick Taillandier) and SPH-HKU (Damien Philippon), to design realistic spatial computer models, in GAMA, from the data provided by the government (census, epidemiological data) or obtained from private actors (Facebook data, mobile telephone data) in order to inform as quickly as possible the public health decisions taken by the Vietnamese authorities, in particular those linked to the impact of containment strategies when cases are detected.

Simulation of containment measures against CoVid19 using GAMA:

Side by side simulation of CoVid19 propagation in two case studies:

Comparing the impacts of different proportions of people wearing masks:

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