Spanish translation: contención

English term or phrase:containment
Spanish translation:contención
Entered by: Beatriz Ramírez de Haro

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14:54 Apr 15, 2020
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COVID-19 - Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Additional field(s): Medical (general), Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Journalism
English term or phrase: containment
Definition from Free Medical Dictionary:
The confining or prevention of further dissemination of a potentially hazardous agent. In the context of a viral pandemic, containment is the effort by a community to determine who is infected and isolate them in order to contain the threat while keeping the healthy population separated.

Example sentence(s):
  • The containment strategy would contain the disease within a defined geographic area by early detection. India Times
  • Delhi's Moti Bagh 'containment zone' is fully cut off, except telephonically. Hindustan Times
  • The cluster containment protocol says that all entry and exit gates shall be closed except one. Deccan Herald
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Contener: reprimir, sujetar.
Contención: acción y efecto de contener.
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Definition from DLE:
Contener: reprimir, sujetar.
Contención: acción y efecto de contener.

Example sentence(s):
  • Este artículo lo puede ver en este link: - El Observador  
  • Grecia impone medidas de contención más severas en las islas de Miconos y Santorini por el coronavirus - Europa Press  
  • Plan especial de contención para Málaga al acumular el 70% de los casos de coronavirus en la región Málaga se convierte en zona de contención especial frente al resto de Andalucía - Onda Cero  
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
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Yes  Nathalie Fernández
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Yes  Mariana Gutierrez
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Yes  jecreel
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Yes  Itziar Crespo
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  -> Muchas gracias Itziar- Bea
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