Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 78   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] One new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in the past 24 hours: São Tomé and Príncipe. [2] Today, 7 April, marks World Health Day and this year WHO [World Health Organization] pays tribute to the incredible contribution of all health workers, especially nurses and midwives. Nurses are the largest component of the health workforce and play a fundamental role in combatting COVID-19 and achieving Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. [...3] WHO, Lady Gaga and Global Citizen have announced a concert to air on Saturday, 18 April 2020 titled 'One World: Together at home'. This globally televised and streamed special will highlight unity among all people affected by COVID-19, celebrate the brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work, and raise funds for the response. [...4] WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in a press conference held yesterday, reiterated concerns regarding the shortage of medical masks and other PPE [personal protective equipment] and reminded people that masks should be used as part of a comprehensive package of interventions. [...5] WHO is improving supply networks and logistics in clinical environments, and sending equipment and testing kits worldwide."

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 78
World Health Organization
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