Five new countries/territories/areas (Jersey, Réunion, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Cuba and Guyana) have reported cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Here is the latest country by country as of Friday morning.
Also read latest developments below in the fight against COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.
• The WHO, UN Foundation and partners launched a first-of-its-kind COVID-19
Solidarity Response Fund today. The fund will raise money from a wide range
of donors to support the work of the WHO and partners to help countries
respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, Infection Prevention and Control
(IPC) has been a major factor in preventive and mitigation measures. To ensure
evidence-based quality guidance and prompt response to global demand,
WHO convened a WHO Health Emergencies Program Experts Advisory
Panel for IPC. For more information, please see ‘subject in focus’.
• A team of experts from WHO, Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network
partners, the Robert Koch Institute in Germany and the Chinese Center for
Disease Control concluded a technical support mission on COVID-19 to Iran on
10 March 2020.
During the team’s mission in Iran, the Ministry of Health and
Medical Education (MOHME) launched a national campaign to control COVID19.