Entries by Natalia Rosa

WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the WHO Director-General said: “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. Pandemic […]

Ministry of Health: Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SA

On 11 March the Ministry of Health issued the following statement: The Minister of Health wishes to inform the public that 6 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. This takes the total number of coronavirus positive patients in South Africa to 13. Gauteng Cases: A 33-year-old female who had travelled to Italy and returned […]

Coronavirus Update: WHO Situation Report 49

The World Health Organisation has released its latest Situation Report. The Highlights of this report includes: • 3 new countries/territories/areas (Bangladesh, Albania and Paraguay) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. • WHO continues to support Samoa and Tokelau with preparations for COVID19. • WHO Operations Supply and Logistics (OSL) continues to […]