5 things to know about COVID-19

06 April 2020

We’ve never seen a global pandemic of this scale.COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm health systems and health workers everywhere unless we all take immediate action.

Here are five things to know about what makes this pandemic so dangerous, and what can be done to slow the spread of the virus. Simple measures can help flatten the curve of the pandemic, including social distancing and proper handwashing.

Our teams are responding to COVID-19 around the world while also working to keep our regular medical programs running. We are very concerned about the virus spreading to vulnerable groups such as refugees and other people in overcrowded living conditions, with limited access to health care. WATCH:

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