Following the emergence of an allegedly more contagious strain of COVID-19, multiple nations have put the shutters down with the UK.
After a hard year of restrictions of varying degrees, in places all around the globe, it is time to revisit the ever changing history of the world’s borders and barriers!
This episode of the Globe Guides explores the theme of Borderlines!
From Historic walled cities such as Fez and Jerusalem, to divided capitals such as Berlin and Nicosia, this show uncovers the history behind these division and the reason why many of them remain to this day.
Megan McCormick visits the Great Wall of China while Ian Wright takes a trip to the DMZ in Korea. Justine Shapiro and Megan both learn about the history and future of the Berlin wall in Germany, while Zay Harding see one of the world’s most recently constructed walls, the West Bank barrier, and learns about the effect that its construction has caused.
London has found itself locked down over the Christmas period, with trips to leave the capital to now be prohibited.
In the rest of the UK…
The UK has found itself in a spot of bother with its European neighbours this week after scientists claim to have discovered a strain of much more highly transmissible COVID-19.
Main image: Guardians – Downing Street, Phil Dolby, Flickr Creative Commons