Thursday 9th April 2020

100-days after the WHO was first notified of cases of what we call Covid-19, our daily update includes local, national and global news

Today’s update includes

  • World Health Organisation marks 100-days since it was first notified of the first cases of what we call Covid-19
  • Updates, Requests and Offers from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond
  • Summary of local news
  • Key national/international points

100-days since WHO was first notified of the first cases of what we call Covid-19

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the WHO, said at a media briefing on Thursday:

 “Today marks 100 days since WHO was notified of the first cases of what we now call COVID-19.

Much has changed since we launched the first Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan two months ago.

The global spread of the virus has overwhelmed health systems, disrupted the global economy, and lead to widespread social disruption.

The fatality rate is estimated to be 10 times higher than influenza.

More than 1.3 million people have been infected, and almost 80,000 people have lost their lives.

This pandemic is much more than a health crisis. It requires a whole-of government and whole-of-society response.

In the last 100 days, COVID-19 has shown us the damage it can mete out in wealthy nations.

We are yet to see the devastation it could wreak in poorer and more vulnerable countries. We’re committed to doing everything we can to prevent that from happening.”

Read his full statement on the WHO website.

Updates from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond

Local updates:

National:

Global Summary:

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