‘WHO’ Report Shows No New Countries Reported Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours
Globally there are 750,890 confirmed cases of coronavirus however, in the past 24 hours no new territories, areas or countries reported cases of COVID-19. This news comes with new efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to increase access to life-saving products such as medical oxygen, ventilators and PPE. The WHO put out the following map to show the distribution of coronavirus cases worldwide in the past week.
While it is good news that no new countries have experienced cases in a day’s time, there are still several regions that are suffering immensely. It is clear that the European region has seen the most infected patients with 423,946 confirmed coronavirus cases.
The WHO Has Been Working With Private Companies To Get Supplies
The OSL or the Operations Support and Logistics for the WHO continues to monitor critical markets to attain medical supplies for countries that are struggling. They have established a relationship with the Pandemic Supply Chain Network. This has led to a lot of private companies providing the OSL with supplies to ship. The need for supplies in hospitals all over the world has been tremendous. Since the beginning of the outbreak, OSL has shipped more than 800,000 surgical masks, 54,000 N95 masks, 873,000 globes, 15,000 goggles and 24,000 face shields to 75 countries. OSL has also shipped COVID-19 testing kits to 126 countries. They also established a list of medical items that they are currently accepting donations for.
The OSL has released the first edition of a practical manual to set up and manage a Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) treatment centers. Training modules are available to the public via Open WHO. This is very important in terms of learning how to treat coronavirus since it can infect the respiratory tract. Makeshift treatment centers are being set up all over the world to accommodate coronavirus patients.
The WHO Is Holding A Media Briefing To Call For Plans Of Action
A media briefing is currently being held to discuss plans in motion for countries that are starting to see increases in cases. It is important to have a plan to prevent large populations of people from dying.
The WHO called upon governments to help vulnerable people gain access to food and water during this global crisis. The Prime Minister of India recently announced that disadvantaged people would be given free food, money and cooking gas for their households for the next three months.
The WHO Maintains That All People Must Continue To Practice Social Distancing
The WHO wants people to take the threat of coronavirus seriously. They strongly advise that you keep at least a one-meter distance from people and avoid shaking hands or kissing people that have mild symptoms. It is even recommended that you should wear a mask around anyone experiencing even mild symptoms. They suggest you “Seek guidance from WHO, your healthcare provider, your national public health authority or your employer for accurate information on COVID-19 and whether COVID-19 is circulating where you live.” They hope in doing so they can prevent some of the fears and anxieties that people may have concerning the spread of the virus.
Check out this list of preventative measures you can take to prevent yourself from contracting coronavirus and to protect those around you who may be vulnerable.