WHO marks 100 days since China alerted to first Covid-19 cases

The total number of coronavirus cases around the globe stands at 1,604,718, and the death toll rises to 95,735. As per the report, more than 356,660 cases have recovered. Check the summary of what WHO has done in the past 100 days, and what WHO is going to do to alleviate suffering and save lives in the near future.


by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 09:39 IST

Tags: World Corona
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WHO Summary:

On January 1st, just hours after the first cases were informed, WHO activated its Incident Management Support Team to coordinate our response at headquarters, regional, and country-level.

On January 5, WHO officially informed all Member States of this new outbreak and published news on its website about an outbreak of the disease.

On January 10th, WHO sent countries a detailed set of guidance on how to identify, track and manage potential cases, and protect health workers.

On 22 January, and again a week later, after the first cases of human-to-human transmission outside China were identified, the Emergency Committee announced an international public health emergency – WHO's highest level of warning. There were 98 incidents outside of China at the time and no deaths.

A team of international experts from Canada, China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Nigeria, the Russian Federation, Singapore, and the USA visited China's affected provinces in February to learn more about the virus, outbreak, and response, and to learn lessons for the rest of the world.

Global Covid-19 Outbreak:

US: 10% of US workforce now unemployed as cases surge past 450,000

UK:   Boris Johnson UK PM moved out of intensive care

Germany: to conduct the Europe's first widespread antibody test 

Indonesia: records a steep rise in Covid-19 deaths

Australia and South Korea: appear to be flattening the curve

Brazil:  reports the largest daily increase in cases

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