【FOCUS】Get prepared for the COVID-19

2020-04-16 03:20:34

COVID-19 has attracted everyone's attention. The right way to combat this global epidemic is to stay united and help each other. In various regions, many organizations have made their own contribution to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which include issuing scientific handbook, establishing online health enquiry platform, publicizing scientific health knowledge to the public, etc. All these efforts are beneficial to everyone’s health. Now let’s learn about these scientific knowledge and events with Guangzhou Award Secretariat!

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment officially launched

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This handbook is based on the guidelines on prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment by the National Health Commission of China. It summarizes the first-hand clinical experience in how to diagnose, screen and treat COVID-19 patients, particularly critically ill patients, and it serves as a reference for other countries to fight against the pandemic… (Read more)

Click here to download the handbook

Combat COVID-19: WeDoctor

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The WeDoctor Global Consultation and Prevention Center (GCPC) provides online health enquiry service, psychological support, prevention guidelines and real-time pandemic reports. Free service provided by doctors from China are now available 24/7 for people around the world. By now, WeDoctor has gathered more than 7,000 well-known experts in China and this information is available as a reference to more than 50,000 users all over the world… (Read more)

WHO’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

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Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently 
Maintain social distancing
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Practice respiratory hygiene
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Click here to read more


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Guangzhou City, particularly the Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has also joined the nation-wide efforts, leading its counterparts to issue the Protection Guidelines for Friends from Wuhan and the Public Health Protection Guidelines for Guangzhou Citizens. A total of 128 medical staff from nine top Guangzhou-based hospitals joined the frontline physicians in Wuhan to treat the exponentially increasing number of patients. They are the first medical team that leaded for Wuhan in their mission to contain the highly contagious virus. Some of the these heroic medical staff have experience in dealing with SARS back in 2003… (Read more)


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China’s economic and social development has been hampered since the outbreak of COVID-19 which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March 2020. However, the country is recovering its vitality back again as the number of domestic infected cases decrease. While people are advised to continue avoiding mobility or gatherings to prevent the virus from spreading, work forces in China are stepping out of their domiciles to the work places with various precautions. Let’s take a look at Guangzhou, an active member of UCLG ASPAC, as an example. Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province and one of China’s national central cities. It has 991 of the city’s 995 projects under construction and 98 of its 343 planned new projects resumed as of 23 March 2020, of which nearly 60% are industrial projects.… (Read more)

Cities for Global Health
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Metropolis has launched Cities for Global Health, a collaborative online platform that offers access to knowledge, strategies and actionable plans implemented by local and regional governments around the globe. A virtual space to showcase what cities are doing and be inspired by others regarding specific initiatives or plans to the COVID-19 outbreak other health emergencies. 

Cities for Global Health is co-led by Metropolis and AL-LAs, and is part of the "Live Learning Experience: beyond the immediate response to the outbreak", developed by UCLG and supported by UN-Habitat and Metropolis… (Read more)

Singapore contained Coronavirus. Could other countries learn from its approach?

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Singapore was aggressive out of the gate and has continued to be. It was one of the first countries to impose restrictions on anyone with recent travel history to China and parts of South Korea. It has a strict hospital and home quarantine regimen for potentially infected patients and is extensively tracing anyone they may have been in contact with.

Singapore “will not hesitate to take strong action” against rule breakers, Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in a statement Thursday. “The deliberate breaking of the rules, in the current situation, calls for swift and decisive response.” … (Read more)