Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 72   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] Three new countries/territories/areas reported cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in the past 24 hours: Botswana, Burundi, and Sierra Leone. [2] WHO [World Health Organization] has released a scientific brief on the off-label use of medicines for COVID-19. A number of medicines have been suggested as potential investigational therapies, many of which are now being or will soon be studied in clinical trials, including the SOLIDARITY trial co-sponsored by WHO and participating countries. [...3] WHO recognizes the importance of addressing the needs of refugees and migrants when preparing for or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO European Region has released a guidance document to assist healthcare working with refugees and migrants. [...4] At a press briefing, yesterday, PAHO [Pan American Health Organization] Director Dr. Carissa Etienne stressed that countries of the Americas must act now to slow the spread of COVID-19. WHO encourages countries to prepare hospitals and health facilities, protect their health personnel, and decide what social distancing measures need to be implemented and for how long, among other actions. [...5] Public health and social measures to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 must be implemented with the full engagement of all members of society. WHO has described four levels of COVID-19 transmission with varying public health and social measures depending on the local evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 72
World Health Organization
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