Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 51   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] WHO [World Health Organization] Director-General in his regular media briefing today stated that WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. WHO therefore have made the assessment that COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] can be characterized as a pandemic. [...2] Four new countries/territories/areas (Bolivia [Plurinational State of], Jamaica, Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic of the Congo) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. [3] The COVID-19 virus infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that two groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. These are older people; and those with underlying medical conditions. WHO emphasizes that all must protect themselves from COVID-19 in order to protect others. [...4] On 10 March, the IFRC [International Federation of Red Cross], UNICEF [United Nations Children's Fund] and WHO issued a new guidance to help protect children and schools from transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The guidance provides critical considerations and practical checklists to keep schools safe."

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 51
World Health Organization
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World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
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