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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 66   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] Three new countries/territories/areas from the Region of the Americas [1], and African Region [2] have reported cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. [2] The United Nations launched a US$2 billion COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan to support the world's most vulnerable countries. [...3] The WHO [World Health Organization] Director-General mentioned many key issues and action steps to effectively combat COVID-19, as well as maintaining physical distance but not social distance. [...4] WHO published the COVID-19: Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak and the Handbook for public health capacity-building at ground crossings and cross-border collaboration on 25 March 2020. [...5] In line with current evidence, WHO maintains the recommendations of droplet and contact precautions for healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients. For those performing aerosol generating procedures, WHO recommends airborne and contact precautions. The use of medical masks, eye protection, gloves and gown are required for direct patient care; respirator masks are specifically required for aerosol generating procedures."

Report Number:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 66
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Date:
2020-03-26
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World Health Organization
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