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World Health Organization @WHO in the Western #Pacific Region, 🏠 to 1.9B in #Asia & #Oceania. See new tweets for updated #COVID19 advice. ➡️ RD @takeshi_kasai
11 Jun
#COVID19 confirmed cases and deaths reported by countries and areas in the @who Western Pacific Region over the past 24 hours.

For more info on #coronavirus cases in the Region, go to our dashboard: bit.ly/WPRODashboard Image: Image: Table tallying confirmed COVID-19 cases in cou
UPDATES: 12 cases previously included in the total number of cases reported for Taiwan, China have been removed. The total number of cases for 10 June 2021 have been corrected to 11,956.
The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea updated the total number of cases for 10 June to 16,621.
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10 Jun
Evidence shows that #COVID19 does not pose a high risk to children & schools are not drivers of transmission.
We know how to reduce risks to children, teachers & families.
Joint OpEd from @WHO & @UNICEF argues for urgently working toward reopening schools. bit.ly/3v7alN1 Portrait photos of Dr Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director f
School attendance is critical for children’s education &
prospects. Long-term costs of closures—for children & societies—are too large to justify on a continuing basis. @takeshi_kasai & @karin_hulshof say evidence points to the need for schools to reopen. bit.ly/3v7alN1 Image: A lone girl with her back to the camera writes on a b
There is no such thing as zero risk. But the risks are manageable.
@WHO guidance on operating schools during #COVID19 includes measures to reduce exposure & transmission:
✅personal hygiene
✅mask use
✅physical distance
✅ventilation
✅disinfect surfaces
bit.ly/3pCNbgB Title card: Considerations for school-related public health
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10 Jun
#COVID19 confirmed cases and deaths reported by countries and areas in the @WHO Western Pacific Region over the past 24 hours.

For more info on #coronavirus cases in the Region, go to our dashboard: bit.ly/WPRODashboard Image: Table tallying confirmed COVID-19 cases in countries
UPDATES: One case previously included in the total number of cases reported for Taiwan, China has been removed. The total number of cases for 9 June 2021 have been corrected to 11,693.
The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea updated the total number of cases for 9 June 2021 to 16,580.
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9 Jun
#COVID19 confirmed cases and deaths reported by countries and areas in the @WHO Western Pacific Region over the past 24 hours.

For more info on #coronavirus cases in the Region, go to our dashboard: bit.ly/WPRODashboard Image: Table tallying confi...
UPDATES: 16 cases previously included in the total number of cases reported for Taiwan, China have been removed. The total number of cases for 8 June 2021 have been corrected to 11,475.
The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea updated the total number of cases for 8 June 2021 to16,398.
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27 Aug 20
Are you organizing a small gathering or event such as a:

👰🏾💒 wedding,
⚽️ a friendly sports match
🎉 party?

Check out this thread 👇 to learn about precautions you should take to prevent the spread of #COVID19 among guests.
Organizing a small gathering or event, take precautions to prevent the spread of #COVID19:

✔️ Brief guests about precaution before the event starts
✔️ Remind them of these during the event.

#StaySafe
When organizing a small gathering or event, take precautions to prevent the spread of #COVID19:

✔️ Hold the event outdoors.
✔️If not possible, choose well-ventilated indoor areas.

#StaySafe
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17 Jun 20
#PhysicalDistancing helps limit the spread of #COVID19 – this means we keep a distance of at least 1m from each other and avoid spending time in crowded places or in groups.

Protect yourself and others.  #BreakTheChain of transmission.  

➡️ bit.ly/2UMCPwp
We do not always know who may be sick with #coronavirus.  

That’s why it’s important to #StayHome and practice #PhysicalDistancing. If we must go out, e.g. to buy groceries or for medical reasons, we should stay at least 1m away from others. 

➡️ bit.ly/2UMCPwp
Staying at home as much as possible is the right thing to do now. Limiting gatherings with people outside your household – like group activities and religious events – can reduce the spread of #COVID19.

Protect yourself and others. Do your part. #StayHome.
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26 Feb 20
What type of disinfectant can I use to wipe down surfaces to protect against COVID-19?

If a surface is dirty, first wipe it down with regular household soap or detergent and rinse with water.

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@WHO @WHOPhilippines @WHO_Mongolia @takeshi_kasai @DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOThailand @WHOTimorLeste Q: How do I ensure clothes and bed linen don’t spread novel coronavirus?

A: Don’t carry dirty linen or clothes against your body. Wash them in hot water (between 60-90°C) with laundry detergent or soap.

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Q: Does smoking have an effect on the new coronavirus #COVID19?

A: Smoking does not protect against COVID-19. 

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24 Jan 20
Stay healthy while travelling!

🔻Cover your👃and 👄 when coughing or sneezing🤧
🔻Always wash your hands👋
🔻Discard single-use masks😷properly after use
🔻If you become sick, inform crew and seek medical care!
🔻Share your travel history with your health care provider.
@WHOPhilippines @WHO_Mongolia @MITTFJ @TourismFiji @TourismPHL @dfat @JapanTravelAdv @ChinaairlinesEN @FijiAirways @CebuPacificAir Stay healthy while travelling!
🔻Avoid close contact with people who suffer from fever and cough 🥵🤒😷
🔻Frequently clean 👋 by using alcohol-based hand rub or 🧼 and 🚿
🔻Avoid touching 👁️👃👄
@WHOPhilippines @WHO_Mongolia @MITTFJ @TourismFiji @TourismPHL @dfat @JapanTravelAdv @ChinaairlinesEN @FijiAirways @CebuPacificAir @WHO @WHOSEARO @DrTedros @takeshi_kasai @WHOIndonesia @WHOThailand @WHO_Europe Stay healthy while travelling!
😋 Eat only well-cooked food
🚫Avoid close contact and travel with sick animals
🚫Avoid spitting in public
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23 Jan 20
To reduce risk of #coronavirus, Practice #FoodSafety!
🛑Use different chopping boards and 🔪for raw 🥩 and cooked food
🛑Wash your 👋 when preparing meals
🛑Make sure 🥩🍖🍗 meat products are cooked thoroughly and properly handled ImageImage
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16 Jan 20
Japan has reported 2019-nCOV in a man in his 30s in Japan who travelled to Wuhan.

Japanese officials report that he did not visit the Huanan seafood market which has been linked to many of the people with #nCOV in Wuhan.

The patient has been discharged from hospital in Japan.
It is not surprising that there are cases outside of China, and it is possible that there will be cases in other countries in the future.

@WHO encourages all countries to continue preparedness activities.
We have issued interim guidance on how to do this.
According to the latest information we have, there is no clear evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission and there are no infections reported among health care workers.
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25 Jun 18
Your behavior impacts your heart health.
The effects of behavioural risk factors like an unhealthy diet may show up as:
-raised blood pressure
-raised blood glucose (blood sugar)
-raised blood lipids (fatty acids and cholesterol)
-being overweight or obese
#BeatNCDs
Simple ways to increase you food and vegetable intake:

🥦Always include vegetables in your meals

🍎Eat fresh fruits and raw vegetables as snacks

🥑Eat fresh fruits and vegetables in season

🥗Eat a variety of choices of fruits and vegetables

#BeatNCDs
🙅🏻‍♀️Would you eat 12 🥄teaspoons of sugar in one sitting?

Probably not.

But #DYK that one serving of fruit juice can contain up to 9.5 teaspoons of sugar?

Reducing your sugar intake can help you #BeatNCDs.
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23 Apr 18
It’s World Immunization Week! Vaccinations save over 2-3 million lives every year around the world. Doing your part makes sure you, your family and your community stay disease-free. Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Here are 5 facts on vaccines you need to know
#VaccinesWork! An infographic describing how vaccines work
Vaccines prevent deadly diseases.
bit.ly/2EQ59ou
#VaccinesWork
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