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Coronavirus - COVID - 19 Updates from the World Health Organisation

Bigmac

Bigmac

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Summary

• A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.

• WHO is working 24/7 to analyse data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks.

• The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.

• The international community has asked for US$675 million to help.

WHO Health Alert for coronavirus launches on WhatsApp
20 March 2020

To increase access to reliable information, WHO worked with WhatsApp and Facebook to launch a new WHO Health Alert messaging service today. The WhatsApp-based service will provide vital information about COVID-19 to millions of people through their mobile phones. The services uses an AI chatbot to provide updated information on the pandemic, including how to protect yourself, questions and answers, and the latest news and press coverage. The Health Alert service is now available in English and will be introduced in other languages next week. This is part of WHO's wider initiative to work with technology companies to get accurate health information into the hands of people that need it at this critical time.




The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease pandemic is "accelerating", with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed.

It took 67 days from the first reported of Covid-19 to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000, and just four days for the third 100,000.

But WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was still possible to "change the trajectory".

He urged countries to adopt rigorous testing and contact-tracing strategies.

"What matters most is what we do. You can't win a football game by defending. You have to attack as well," he told a joint news conference with Fifa president Gianni Infantino to launch a "kick out coronavirus" campaign featuring footballers.

Dr Tedros said asking people to stay at home and other physical-distancing measures were an important way of slowing down the spread of the virus, but described them as "defensive measures that will not help us to win".

"To win, we need to attack the virus with aggressive and targeted tactics - testing every suspected case, isolating and caring for every confirmed case, and chasing and quarantining every close contact."
 
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Adalwolf

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I would advise everyone to follow the health advice from their governments.
my father tested positive a week ago, thankfully he only has minor symptoms. Every family member has been in isolation since, no symptoms to report thank god.
Stay safe everyone.
 
bullitnut

bullitnut

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Adalwolf I do hope your father continues with minor symptoms and makes a speedy recovery dude.
 
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Fantaz

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I would advise everyone to follow the health advice from their governments.
my father tested positive a week ago, thankfully he only has minor symptoms. Every family member has been in isolation since, no symptoms to report thank god.
Stay safe everyone.
Hoping for a speedy recovery!
 
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martin

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I requested all of you to follow government rule and stay at home be safe.
 
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Todd

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Boredom and restlessness are getting to me now.
I wonder if there will be a big increase in babies 9 months from now or possibly a big increase in divorce rates.
 
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smokeybacon

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Loads of kids in years to come called Corona or versions of.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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In certain countries, clinics are being allowed to perform surgery. If you are considering a hair transplant it is advisable to contact the clinic directly.
You heard it here first.
 
MrPierre

MrPierre

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I think come July, hair transplant clinics in Europe will start to operate again.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Some clinics are allowed to open now providing they take the necessary PPE precautions.
 
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