Not less than 43 medical experts from various fields have been deployed to South Africa by the World Health Organisation to support the COVID-19 outbreak response management in the country.
In line with an official statement released by WHO, the first team of experts from WHO, who will assist South Africa in its fight against coronavirus arrived yesterday Wednesday.
Reacting to this move by the WHO, Dr Owen Kaluwa; WHO Representative for South Africa said, “at this time when the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa is spreading rapidly, it is important that we work together to intensify our fight against the virus.
“For this reason, WHO is ramping up support to complement national and provincial efforts to scale-up the response. Our collective efforts are necessary to identify cases, isolate and provide care, follow up contacts and fully implement physical distancing and other key public health measures. In this way, we will minimize the spread and impact of COVID19.”
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