WHO is preparing to deploy a team of experts to Algeria to support local health authorities. The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19 this Wednesday (26). Health authorities report that tests indicate that an Italian adult, who arrived in the country on 17 February 2020 has tested positive for coronavirus disease. Italy is the European country with the most cases of the disease: there are 374 cases of infected people and 12 deaths.
While the world bets in a continued slowdown of the economic growth in 2020 because of COVID-19 - also called novel Coronavirus - the Egyptian economy should be maintaining stable growth rates of 5.6 percent during the second quarter and first half of this fiscal year(2019-2020).
The direct flight between São Paulo and Johannesburg will be discontinued by South African Airlines (SAA). In the midst of an administrative restructuring, the company announced that it will end its activities in Brazil as of February 29.
O WFP Brasil – Centro de Excelência contra a Fome, a Agência Brasileira de Cooperação (ABC) e o Ministério da Saúde, iniciaram oficialmente uma etapa do Projeto de Cooperação Sul-Sul para o Enfrentamento da Múltipla Carga de Má Nutrição em Escolares.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is strengthening its support to African countries in the detection and management of suspected cases of the new coronavirus. Although there are no confirmed cases of new coronaviruses on the continent, the organization wants to guarantee a robust response, should a first case be detected. WHO assesses a high risk for the African region since the continent has close ties with China, which is at the epicenter of the outbreak.