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As we mark 100 days since the first case of what we now call #COVID19 now was notified to WHO, here is the timeline of key events and efforts taken to stop the #coronavirus from spreading.

31 Dec 2019: #China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

1 Jan 2020: WHO activates an Incident Management Support Team at HQ, regional & country level, putting the organization on an emergency footing for dealing with the outbreak.

#COVID19
4 Jan 2020: WHO reports on social media a cluster of pneumonia cases – with no deaths – in Wuhan, Hubei province, 🇨🇳. #COVID19 #coronavirus

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"Tomorrow marks 100 days since WHO was notified of the first cases of “pneumonia with unknown cause” in #China.

It’s incredible to reflect on how dramatically the world has changed, in such a short period of time"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #coronavirus
"Today I’d like to give an overview of what WHO has done in the past 100 days, and what we will be doing in the near future to alleviate suffering and save lives"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #coronavirus
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WHO understands that some countries have recommended or are considering the use of both medical & non-medical masks in the general population to prevent #COVID19.

On 6 April, WHO issued guidance & criteria for countries to use in making that decision 👉 bit.ly/3c4ku4h
If masks are worn, they must be used safely and properly.
WHO has advice on how to put on, take off and dispose of masks. #COVID19
We encourage countries that are considering the use of masks for the general population to study their effectiveness so we can all learn from their experience. #COVID19
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"Today is WHO’s birthday. It was on the 7th of April 1948 that WHO came into being.

It’s a day we mark every year as #WorldHealthDay"-@DrTedros
"Today and throughout 2020, we’re highlighting the vital role of nurses and midwives, as part of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife"-@DrTedros #SupportNursesAndMidwives #WorldHealthDay
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"The #COVID19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on families, communities and nations the world over.

But it’s also giving rise to incredible acts of generosity, solidarity and cooperation"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"We have said consistently that we’re all in this together, and we can only succeed together. We need an all-of-society approach, with everyone playing their part.

That includes people in the entertainment industry"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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A day in the life of a #COVID-19 #healthworker in India. A #Thread.

#indiafightscorona #healthwarriors
What does it mean to be a frontline warrior amid the #Coronavirus ( #COVID-19 ) pandemic? It means being away from home for weeks, staying awake for days and nights,
dealing with emotionally vulnerable patients and a sense of timelessness – when the clock ceases to exist and the patients’ recovery is all that matters.
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1) As the US nears 300,000 cases & surpasses 7000 deaths, I offer a chronological thread on Trump's lies & inaction on #coronavirus from January 22 to March 10 - the day before the WHO declared the #COVID19 outbreak a pandemic. The Trump #kakistocracy kills

#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath 1) As the US nears 300,000 cases & surpasses 7000 deaths, I offer a chronological thread on Trump's lies & inaction on #coronavirus from January 22 to March 10 - the day before the WHO declared the #COVID19 outbreak a pandemic. The Trump #kakistocracy kills<br />
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#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath
2) 1/22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. WE HAVE IT TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL. It’s going to be just fine.”

#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath #coronavirus #COVID19 2) 1/22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. WE HAVE IT TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL. It’s going to be just fine.” <br />
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#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath #coronavirus #COVID19
3) 1/30: “WE HAVE IT VERY WELL UNDER CONTROL. We have very little problem in this country - five - and those people are all recuperating.. But we’re working closely with China & other countries, & we think it’s going to have a very good ending for us… I can assure you” #COVID19 3) 1/30: “We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country - five - and those people are all recuperating.. But we’re working closely with China & other countries, & we think it’s going to have a very good ending for us… I can assure you” #COVID19
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"We’re delighted to be joined today by @KGeorgieva, the Managing-Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Kristalina will say more in a few mins about the economic impact of the #COVID19 pandemic & what the IMF is doing to support countries & the 🌍 economy"-@DrTedros
"More than 1 million confirmed cases of #COVID19 have now been reported to WHO, including more than 50,000 deaths.
But we know that this is much more than a health crisis. We are all aware of the profound social and economic consequences of the pandemic"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
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NEW WHO guidance on disability during #COVID19. Populations with #disability may be impacted more significantly by #coronavirus. This can be mitigated if simple actions & protective measures are taken
👉 bit.ly/33ZDtKo Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
People with #disability may be at greater risk of contracting #COVID19 because:
• Physical barriers to use basic hygiene facilities
• Need to touch things
• Difficulty in enacting social distancing
• Barriers to accessing public health & #coronavirus information People with disability may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because:<br />
• Physical barriers to use basic hygiene facilities<br />
• Need to touch things<br />
• Difficulty in enacting social distancing<br />
• Barriers to accessing public health and coronavirus information
Depending on their health condition, people with #disability may have risks of developing more severe cases of #coronavirus because #COVID19 exacerbates existing health conditions, particularly related to respiratory functions, immune system, heart disease or diabetes. Depending on their health condition, people with disability may have risks of developing more severe cases of coronavirus because COVID19 exacerbates existing health conditions, particularly related to respiratory functions, immune system, heart disease or diabetes.
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What does clinician care and kindness during #COVID19 look like?
Based off #DFTBClinicianCare panel last week.
A comic #tweetorial...

#wellbeing #HealthCareWorkers #Medtwitter #FOAMped
Thanks @DFTBubbles @LizCrowe2 @FreerMary @AlysColeKing @DrJaneMunro @Global_EM @TessaRDavis
Why is #COVID19 so emotionally draining for #healthworkers and so many of us? Information overload, frequent change and pending uncertainty about what the future (and all those graphs) hold. 2/6
So many things we need to consider and plan for....
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"As we enter the 4th month since the start of the #COVID19 pandemic, I am deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread of infection"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"Over the past 5 weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new #COVID19 cases, reaching almost every country, territory and area"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
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"The #COVID19 pandemic is straining health systems in many countries.
The rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and #healthworkers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"Previous outbreaks have demonstrated that when health systems are overwhelmed, deaths due to vaccine-preventable and treatable conditions increase dramatically"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #coronavirus
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"There are now more than 1/2 a million confirmed cases of #COVID19 & more than 20,000 deaths.
These are tragic numbers, but let's also remember that around the 🌍, there are hundreds of thousands of survivors"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"Yesterday, I had the honour of addressing an extraordinary meeting of leaders from the @g20org countries.

My message was threefold: we must fight, unite & ignite"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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Join #OpenWHO: the free, open-access learning platform for health emergencies. Learn from public health experts about topics including #covid19, risk communication, #ebola, infection prevention & much more.
Almost 1 million enrollments, join us today:
👉 bit.ly/3bvlPAO
Preparation & knowledge is 🔑 to beating the #coronavirus. Learn about coronaviruses & emergency response with #OpenWHO courses:
-Intro to #COVID19
-Health & safety
-Infection prevention & control
-Clinical care
-Country capacitation
-Treatment facilities

bit.ly/3bvlPAO
Prepare for #COVID19: take the free multilingual online introduction course to #coronavirus. Learn about emerging respiratory viruses, how to detect them & how to communicate risk.

Enroll today – it’s free for all:
👉 bit.ly/2SbOlAn
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"Less than 6 months ago, WHO & @FIFAcom signed an agreement to work together to promote health through football. We didn’t know then what we know now – that a new virus would emerge that would bring many parts of society to a standstill – including the beautiful game"-@DrTedros
"Many football ⚽ matches have stopped – but our collaboration has become even more important during this difficult times. In fact, it’s given us the opportunity of working together more closely than we imagined"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #coronavirus
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#HealthWorkers are at higher risk of #COVID19.

They are doing their jobs, despite the jeopardy, stress & fatigue. We ask that you do yours: Follow the advice of national authorities and @WHO. #StayHome when asked, clean hands, cover coughs, physical distance. #coronavirus
#HealthWorkers can get sick when they lack protective equipment. @WHO is encouraging partners to boost global supplies of essential items. But each of us must maximize efforts to stay safe from the #coronavirus. By protecting ourselves, we are also protecting them.
Many @WHO colleagues have had field experience as #healthworkers. They work hard to craft technical guidance for health workers and facilities to ensure the safety of professionals and patients alike. bit.ly/2vDMprZ #COVID19 #coronavirus
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"Every day, #COVID19 seems to reach a new and tragic milestone.

More than 210,000 cases have now been reported to WHO, and more than 9,000 people have lost their lives"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"Every loss of life is a tragedy. It’s also motivation to double down and do everything we can to stop transmission and save lives"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #coronavirus
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"It’s now more than a month since the last case of #Ebola in #DRC. If it stays that way, the outbreak will be declared over in less than a month’s time.

We’d like to thank all our partners for their solidarity in staying the course in the service of the people of 🇨🇩"-@DrTedros
"That same spirit of solidarity must be at the centre of our efforts to defeat #COVID19.

More than 200,000 cases have been reported to WHO & more than 8000 people have lost their lives.

More than 80% of all cases are from two regions – the @WHOWPRO & @WHO_Europe"-@DrTedros
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"In the past week, we have seen a rapid escalation of cases of #COVID19. More cases and deaths have now been reported in the rest of the world than in #China"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"We have seen a rapid escalation in social distancing measures, like closing schools & cancelling sporting events & other gatherings. But we haven't seen an urgent enough escalation in testing, isolation & contact tracing, which is the backbone of the #COVID19 response"-@DrTedros
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#MentalHealth and psychosocial considerations during
#COVID19 outbreak 👉bit.ly/2xDnG7X

#coronavirus
Minimize watching, reading or listening to #COVID19 news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed.

Seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones bit.ly/2xDnG7X

#coronavirus
The sudden and near-constant stream of news reports about #COVID19 can cause anyone to feel worried.

Get the FACTS; not the rumors and misinformation.
Facts can help to minimize fear.

👉🏼 bit.ly/2xDnG7X

#coronavirus
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"I want to start today by acknowledging that even though #COVID19 has captured the world’s attention, there are still many other health issues people continue to face every single day, and that WHO is continuing to work on"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"Babies are still being born. Essential surgery is continuing. People still need emergency care after road traffic crashes. People still need treatment for cancer, diabetes, HIV, malaria and many other diseases"-@DrTedros
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"In the past two weeks, the number of cases of #COVID19 outside 🇨🇳 has increased 13-fold & the number of affected countries has tripled.

There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, & 4,291 people have lost their lives"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"Thousands more are fighting for their lives in hospitals.

In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of #COVID19 cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
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To fight #COVID19, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, but @WHO recently consolidated our ongoing guidance for countries facing four different scenarios:
1⃣No cases
2⃣Sporadic cases
3⃣Clusters of cases
4⃣Community transmission
👉bit.ly/2TvK5ML
1⃣No Cases - aim to stop transmission and prevent spread by:
-Activating emergency response mechanisms
-Communicating potential risks & prevention measures with the public
-Conducting active case finding, contact tracing & monitoring
-Isolating cases and quarantining contacts
1⃣No Cases - aim to stop transmission and prevent spread by:
-Testing suspect cases
-Preparing to treat patients
-Promoting self-initiated isolation
-Training #healthworkers
-Developing all-of-society & business continuity plans
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Countries around the world are stepping up to fight #COVID19, implementing measures to stop & slow transmission of the #coronavirus, often in line with @WHO guidance 👉bit.ly/3aAvHsq

Below are some examples of containment & preparedness measures taken by countries.
1⃣All countries should activate their emergency response mechanisms for #COVID19 & scale them up as needed to mobilize action across government.

🇨🇳, 🇮🇹, 🇰🇷, some 🇺🇸 states are among many countries & communities that have activated emergency response mechanisms.
2⃣All governments should educate & engage their populations on #coronavirus.

Example: 🇸🇬 Prime Minister @leehsienloong shared his video message to explain the risks of #COVID19 & to reassure citizens the government is taking actions to stop the outbreak.

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