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Weekly Operational Update on COVID-19 (11 January 2022)

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Overview

In this edition of the COVID-19 Weekly Operational Update, highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to countries include:

  • Supporting countries with Variants of Concern (VOC) in the Americas
  • Donating 6 advanced genomic sequencing machines to Islamic Republic of Iran to support nationwide monitoring of variants
  • Intercountry National mentors workshop supporting the development of standard operating procedures for COVID-19 from 20 – 21 December 2021
  • Accelerating COVID-19 vaccination uptake among people living with HIV in Nigeria
  • Bridging treatment barriers with Nepal’s first teleconsultation centre
  • WHO and SeroTracker: Global analysis of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence 2020-2021
  • Updates on WHO’s financing to support countries on COVID-19 response implementation to suppress transmission, reduce exposure, and protect the vulnerable and save lives
  • Progress on a subset of global indicators that demonstrate country and global progress to end the acute phase of the pandemic