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Coronavirus - Mozambique: 10 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mozambique

Dr. Rosa Marlene affirmed that “of the ten (10) cases confirmed, nine (9) are imported and one (1) is a local transmission

In Mozambique, the cases confirmed positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased to a total of ten (10), announced the Ministry of Health of Mozambique, with two (2) more cases confirmed in the last 24 hours. Announcing the situation overview in-country in a press conference in Maputo, the National Director…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Sierra Leone confirms first case of COVID-19

He was tested at the end of his quarantine period when he developed flu-like symptoms that subsequently led to the confirmation as COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020.…

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Coronavirus - Fact Check: COVID-19 is NOT airborne

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within 1…

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Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes

Scientific brief According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close contact (within 1 m) with someone who has respiratory symptoms (e.g.  coughing or sneezing,) and is therefore at risk of having his/her…

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WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it

WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that…

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Coronavirus - Egypt: WHO delegation concludes COVID-19 technical mission to Egypt

Significant efforts have been made to ensure the public is updated on the current situation, including working with other sectors to reach vulnerable populations

A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a COVID-19 technical support mission to Egypt on 25 March 2020. The objectives of the mission were to understand the current situation; review ongoing response activities; provide on-site technical support as needed; and identify strengths and gaps to guide…

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WHO urges countries to ensure the continuity of malaria services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Recognizing the heavy toll that malaria exacts on vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of robust health systems around the world. Recognizing the heavy toll that malaria exacts on vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s fragile health infrastructure, WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria. “As…

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B-roll – Coronavirus in Africa: UN system is fully activated to support countries in Africa

“If we don't prioritize protecting health workers, many people will die because the health worker who could have saved their lives is sick.” WHO

“We continue to hear alarming reports from around the world of large numbers of infections among health workers,” WHO's chief, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, told reporters in Geneva, adding in “If we don't prioritize protecting health workers, many people will die because the health worker who could have saved their lives…

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B-roll – Coronavirus in Africa: More than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the African continent in 34 countries, compared to 147 just one week ago

Citing the World Health Organization (WHO), a UN spokesperson said there were now more than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the African continent in 34 countries, “compared to 147 just one week ago.” B-roll is available here: https://www.unmultimedia.org/avlibrary/asset/2541/2541629/ DESCRIPTION STORY: UN / AFRICA COVID-19 TRT: 0:57 SOURCE: UNIFEED RESTRICTIONS:…