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Weekly Operational Update on COVID-19 (19 April 2021)

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Confirmed cases 141 057 106

Confirmed deaths 3 015 043


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

  • Training critical care nurses for COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem

  • Health for all in India during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Supporting monitoring health inequities and minimizing health service disruptions in Nigeria

  • COVAX Facility delivers COVID-19 vaccine doses to Brunei Darussalam

  • Workshop and technical dialogue on COVID-19 surveillance, testing and contact tracing in the Czech Republic

  • Addressing mental health needs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal

  • Updates from the UN Crisis Management Team meeting and the Global Health Cluster

  • Advancing health emergency preparedness in cities and urban settings in COVID-19 and beyond

  • The Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) 2021 resource requirements and progress made to continue investing in the COVID-19 response and for building the architecture to prepare for, prevent and mitigate future health emergencies

  • Updates on WHO/PAHO procured items, Partners Platform, implementation of the Unity Studies, and select indicators from the COVID-19 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework