Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
last update: 7 November 2020, 10:30 GMT-4
Confirmed cases :: 49 106 931 [week ago: 45 428 731] [two weeks ago: 42 055 863]
Confirmed deaths :: 1 239 157 [week ago: 1 185 721} [two weeks ago: 1 141 567]
Countries, areas or territories with cases :: 219
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 6 November 2020
6 November 2020
:: Today, WHO and UNICEF are jointly launching an emergency appeal to rapidly boost measles and polio vaccination. We estimate that $655 million US dollars is needed to address dangerous immunisation gaps in children in non-Gavi eligible countries.
:: As the pandemic unfolds, as countries have reflected, they have used intra action reviews to make their responses stronger. An Intra-Action Review uses a whole-of-society, multi-sectoral approach, acknowledging the contributions of all relevant stakeholders involved in COVID-19 preparedness and response at the national and sub-national levels.
:: Intra-Action Reviews not only help countries improve their COVID-19 response but also contribute towards their long-term health security. To date, 21 countries have completed them and others are in pipeline.
:: Today we are happy to welcome the Ministers of Health from Indonesia, the Kingdom of Thailand and South Africa to share their experience and lessons from COVID-19.