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Highlights

  • WHO announces surge team presence in South Africa
  • Coronavirus kills over 700,000 worldwide thus far

 

 

WHO surge team arrives in South Africa

“WHO will be deploying 43 experts from various fields to support the covid-19 outbreak response management. the first 17 health expects will arrive today and include key expertise in epidemiology, surveillance, case management, infection, prevention and control, procurement, as well as community mobilization and health education. Among them is Dr David Heymann, a seasoned infectious disease epidemiologist and public health expert, who was at one-time assistant director-general for health security and environment at who. He headed the response to the SARS epidemic in 2003, working with his team to mediate international efforts to halt the pandemic.”

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Global deaths pass 700,000

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