"I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with WHO protocols, and work from home," Ghebreyesus said in a Tweet.
The UAE has dispatched more aid to Lebanon to help emergency relief efforts in Beirut. The move follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Leading experts, officials, and researchers participating in an E-Symposium organised by Abu Dhabi-based Trends Research & Advisory stressed on the need for collective global efforts to develop a vaccine to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health group and a number of experts have stated that face coverings must be replaced if they become damp and urged government officials to provide the public with “clear advice” about wearing masks during wet weather.
Everyone’s full potential shall be harnessed and developed through more openness and acceptance of mental health as a public issue, combined with well-studied most pertinent policies jointly acted upon.
The World Health Organization says its survey, conducted between June and August in 130 countries, is the first to detail the "devastating impact” of COVID-19 on access to mental health services.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been quoted as saying that Pakistan deployed the infrastructure built up over many years for polio to combat Covid-19. Community health workers who have been trained to go door-to-door vaccinating children for polio have been utilised for surveillance, contact tracing and care.
The WHO advises that "non-medical, fabric masks can be used by the general public under the age of 60 and who do not have underlying health conditions."
The group has so far also visited hospitals where early cases were detected, markets, and an exhibition on the battle with the outbreak in the provincial capital of Wuhan.
A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic left its quarantine hotel on Thursday to begin fieldwork, two weeks after arriving in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus emerged in late 2019.