Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

February 16-24, 2020 |

“The overall goal of the Joint Mission was to rapidly inform national (China) and international planning on next steps in the response to the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and on next steps in readiness and preparedness for geographic areas not yet affected.”

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“Prevention and control measures…


o Restriction of movement

o Social distancing

o School and workplace closures

o Wearing mask in general public

o Mandatory quarantine

o Voluntary quarantine with active surveillance”




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UN health agency team in China to strengthen coronavirus response through partnership  Link

“Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and colleagues arrived in Beijing on Monday, in efforts to understand the latest developments and strengthen partnerships in order to boost the overall response against the new respiratory disease.

In a message posted on Twitter, he said the UN agency also is working with countries everywhere to activate their response systems.”  Link







“The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health agency, has played a crucial role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, ever since the first cases were identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. At a press conference on Wednesday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined five ways the agency is leading the global response.”