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Please take every precaution to ensure that you and people around you are safe. The Government of Pakistan has set up a dedicated helpline to address all Coronavirus related queries. For any assistance regarding the virus, please dial 1166 or reach out to us on WhatsApp at +92 300 111 1166 to get immediate assistance in 7 different languages.
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation continues to rapidly evolve, we understand it is on our customers minds, everywhere in Pakistan. Our number one priority right now – and always – is the health and safety of our employees, business partners and most importantly, our customers.
We have analyzed information from authentic sources, used our understanding of the current environment and the situation surrounding COVID-19 to come up with actionable guidance for you.
Under the Jazz Corporate Social Responsibility campaign for #Covid19, two of our campaign partners are Shaukat Khanum Foundation and Edhi Foundation.
In the first program Jazz will distribute food rations for the benefit of 3,000 Pakistanis. There are about 8,000 Covid-19 prevention kits that will also be distributed. To support the backlog on testing, Jazz will enable 1000 Covid-19 testing kits at nationwide Shaukat Khanum sites.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.
COVID-19 is an infectious condition, which means it can spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another.
(Source: World Health Organization)
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 when coughing or sneezing.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with a hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, it is best if you stay at home. But if symptoms persist it’s important that you reach out to Government's official helpline 1166.
(Source: World Health Organization)
Yes, this outbreak is a global health emergency as declared by
WHO on January 30, raising the alarm further on March 11
when it declared the crisis a pandemic.
The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement ...
Credits: COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term. World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong...
Credits: New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response. New York/Geneva, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be...
Credits: WHO welcomes preliminary results about dexamethasone use in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients. World Health Organization; 2020. License: O CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IG.
GENEVA - Prevention and treatment services for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been severely disrupted since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a WHO survey released today...
Credits: COVID-19 significantly impacts health services for noncommunicable diseases. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
At today’s meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly —its first-ever to be held virtually—delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Credits: WHO, Historic health assembly ends with global commitment to COVID-19 response. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards global development goals highlighted in the 2020...
Credits: WHO, People living longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
WHO and UNICEF today announced an agreement to work together on COVID-19 response, through the historic COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund powered by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has been set up to..
Credits: WHO, WHO and UNICEF to partner on pandemic response through COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. New York/Geneva/Washington DC, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce. Findings identify important gaps in the nursing around the world and..
Credits: WHO, WHO and partners call for urgent investment in nurses. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems worldwide. The rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively.Previous outbreaks have demonstrated that when health..
Credits: WHO, WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, addressed Heads of State at today’s extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit focused on COVID-19. He told them, “You have come together to confront the defining health crisis of our time: We are at war with a virus..
Credits: WHO, WHO Director-General calls on G20 to Fight, Unite, and Ignite against COVID-19. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Geneva, 23 March 2020: FIFA, the international governing body of football, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling on all people around the world..
Credits: WHO, Pass the message: Five steps to kicking out coronavirus. GENEVA, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock today released US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus.The announcement came as the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak..
Credits: WHO, UN releases US$15 million to help vulnerable countries battle the spread of the coronavirus, World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
GENEVA and Washington, D.C. – A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund will raise money from a wide range of donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Credits: WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. GENEVA and Washington, D.C. World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
Credits: Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide. Geneva. World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
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