Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 23   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] No new countries reported cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in the past 24 hours. [2] WHO [World Health Organization] has published key considerations for repatriation and quarantine of travellers in relation to COVID-19. [...] [3] The UN activated a Crisis Management Team (CMT) on the COVID-19 outbreak, to be led by WHO. The WHO Director-General nominated Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Programme as the Crisis Manager. The CMT brings together WHO, OCHA [United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs], IMO (International Maritime Organization), UNICEF [United Nations Children's Fund], ICAO [International Civil Aviation Organization], WFP [World Food Programme], FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization], the World Bank and several departments of the UN Secretariat. It held its first meeting yesterday via teleconference. This mechanism will help WHO focus on the health response while the other agencies will bring their expertise to bear on the wider social, economic and developmental implications of the outbreak. Additional members will be included depending on the evolution of the outbreak and its impact globally. [4] WHO has prepared a list of Q&A [questions & answers] on infection prevention and control for health care workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed 2019- nCoV [2019 novel coronavirus]."

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 23
World Health Organization
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