From the Highlights: " Eight new Member States (Andorra, Jordan, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Tunisia) reported cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in the past 24 hours.  The increase of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is of great concern. The WHO [World Health Organization] Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean region reiterated the need to enhance surveillance and response activities, and share critical information, as being essential to containing the outbreak and strengthening health systems. [...3] The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is implementing a comprehensive plan to support country preparedness and containment efforts for COVID-19. Barbados was one of the first Caribbean countries to acquire test kits and reagents for COVID-19 detection, and receive training on how to use them. [...4] Real-time training is critical for effective preparedness and response. WHO has several COVID-19 online resources for health professionals, decision-makers and the public in multiple languages."
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 43
World Health Organization
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