Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation Report – 35 (24 February 2020)

HIGHLIGHTS

One new Member State (Kuwait) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Since the emergence of COVID-19 we have seen instances of public stigmatization among specific populations, and the rise of harmful stereotypes. Stigmatization could potentially contribute to more severe health problems, ongoing transmission, and difficulties controlling infectious diseases during an epidemic. Please see the Subject in Focus section for more information on how to counter stigmatizing attitudes.

Source: World Health Organization