Tracking Human Mobility in Penang During Covid-19


DESCRIBED AS THE most tracked economic indicator during Covid-19,1 the release of the Google Community Mobility Data has been lauded as a creative means by a tech giant in fighting the coronavirus.2 The information obtained provides an added layer of understanding to how people adjust their movements at different locations during the pandemic. These locations are grouped under six categories, namely retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residential. Mobility is traced in the percentage change of the number of visits made to different places or the length of time spent at home, as compared to a ...

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