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Weekly Operational Update on COVID-19 (12 July 2021)

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

  • Scaling up COVID-19 vaccination in Africa
  • Supporting Malaysia’s COVID-19 response and emergency preparedness
  • Enhancing COVID-19 testing – an investment in health
  • Biosafety and biosecurity training in Uzbekistan
  • Renovation of biosafety laboratories: enabling advancements in Thailand
  • Donating portable pulse oximeters to Belize
  • 2020 Progress Report of the Incident Management Support Team for COVID-19 in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Using OpenWHO to disseminate pandemic biosafety learning materials in Angola
  • Preparing cities for health emergencies from all-hazards risks and WHO Partners Platform teaming up with ECHO to support the scale up and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine doses
  • Progress on a subset of indicators from the SPRP 2021 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  • Updates on WHO’s financing to support countries in SPRP 2021 implementation and provision of critical supplies.