Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 86   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] No new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in the past 24 hours. [2] WHO [World Health Organization] has published the updated strategy for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The document translates what we have learned so far about the virus into strategic action and will frame the next iteration of the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, due in the coming weeks. [...3] The first UN solidarity flight has departed Addis Ababa carrying vital COVID-19 medical supplies to African nations. WHO cargo includes one million face masks, as well as personal protective equipment, which will be enough to protect health workers and treat more than 30 000 patients, and laboratory supplies to support surveillance and detection. [...4] PAHO [Pan American Health Organization] Director, Dr Carissa Etienne, calls for 'extreme caution' when transitioning to more flexible social distancing measures. [...5] There is no evidence that oral poliovirus vaccine protects people against infection with COVID-19 virus. A clinical trial is planned in the USA, and WHO will evaluate the evidence when it is available. [...6] WHO continues to provide timely and accurate information, in world where we have an overabundance of information, some accurate and some not."

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 86
World Health Organization
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World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
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