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World: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Situation Report - 166 (4 July 2020)

Country: World Source: World Health Organization Highlights WHO is providing support to bridge a shortfall in oxygen supplies in Iraq. To counter severe shortages, WHO has airlifted 300 oxygen concentrators from WHO s warehouses in the United Arab Emirates. As African countries begin to reopen borders and air spaces, it is crucial that governments take effective measures to mitigate the risk of a surge in infections. The UN Secretary-General, Mr Ant nio Guterres in his remarks to the Security Council on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting peace and security around the world. He stated that Collective security and our shared well-being are under assault on many fronts led by a relentless disease and abetted by global fragilities. In Yemen, healthcare workers face a double battle COVID-19 in a conflict zone. WHO chronicles the work of Dr Sami Al Hajj, a young doctor working at the Science and Technology Hospital in Sana.

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