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COVID-19 :1,381 deaths in China, including 121 reported today, Says WHO.

National health commission, China has said that as of Tuesday 1716 #healthworkers have been infected, and six have died"-

Today’s situation of COVID -19,Feb14,2020

Over 1,700 frontline medics infected with coronavirus in China, Posing a new crisis for the government

World Health Organization (WHO)@WHO“Whether it’s #Ebola or #COVID19, investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure disease outbreaks are identified and stopped quickly”-
“I am glad to say that countries around the world are in a better state of preparedness for #COVID19 than they were just a week ago, and WHO’s efforts to help countries boost their lab capacity continue”-
‘As you know, #China has changed the way it reports data from Hubei province. There are now a total of 47,505 laboratory-confirmed #COVID19 cases in China, and 16,427 cases that have been clinically-confirmed in Hubei province”-@DrTedrosfrom #DRC
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“We are seeking further clarity on how clinical diagnosis is being made, to ensure other respiratory illnesses including influenza are not getting mixed into the #COVID19 data”-

World Health Organization (WHO)@WHO“In total, there have been 1,381 deaths in #China, including 100 reported today. Outside China, there have been 505 cases in 24 countries and two deaths”-
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“The vice minister of the national health commission has said that as of Tuesday 1716 #healthworkers have been infected, and six have died”-

from #DRC
World Health Organization (WHO)WHO“This is a critical piece of information because #healthworkers are the glue that holds the health system & outbreak response together. We need to know more about this figure, including the time period & circumstances in which the health workers became sick-
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“WHO guidelines have been developed for #healthworkers taking care of hospitalized adults and pediatric patients with acute infections. These guidelines have been made available to all countries”-

World Health Organization (WHO)@WHO“We have been in regular contact with suppliers, asking them to prioritize production and distribution of personal protective equipment to #healthworkers on the front lines. We are also in touch with the Member States on this important issue”-
World Health Organization (WHO)@WHO”I’m glad to say that the WHO-led Joint Mission with

on #COVID19 is moving forward. We expect the full team to touch down over the weekend. The mission consists of 12 international & WHO experts & a similar number of national expert counterparts from #China“-

World Health Organization (WHO)@WHO
@DrTedros the goal of the joint mission is to rapidly inform the next steps in the #COVID19 response & preparedness activities in #China & globally”-
“Particular attention will be paid to understanding the transmission of the virus, the severity of disease & the impact of ongoing response measures”-

from #DRC

“It will be important to review which type of information is needed so that the world can use this window of opportunity to prepare health systems and workers for possible outbreaks”-
World Health Organization (WHO)

“Clearly this is an evolving picture. #HealthWorkers & responders in #China are working with virtually no sleep in difficult conditions. But we need to ensure that we’re getting the most accurate data, as quickly as possible, to assist

World Health Organization (WHO)
@WHO
“We’re working with our Chinese counterparts on these issues, and this is also part of the scope of work for the WHO-led joint mission with #China“-
“I wish to thank #Cambodia for demonstrating to the world the meaning of solidarity. While other countries turned away the #Westerdam cruise ship,

allowed it to dock”-

from #DRC #COVID19

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
@DrTedros
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So glad that the #Westerdam cruise ship with 2,257 people, including 802 crew, is at Sihanoukville Seaport,

. Today I spoke on the phone again with #Cambodia Minister of Health Mam Bunheng. He reassured me that the government is providing the necessary support to passengers.

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“Today hundreds of passengers are disembarking and are en route to their home countries. 20 passengers who reported signs of illness have tested negative for the #COVID19 virus. I hope that other countries will follow #Cambodia’s lead”-
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
@DrTedros
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Ministry of Health #Cambodia just announced that all 20 passengers from the #Westerdam cruise ship tested negative for #COVID19. Very good news. I thank the Ministry and the government again for their solidarity and humanity.
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