Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause various illnesses in humans. The new coronavirus is called SARS-CoV-2. It is a new type of coronavirus that can affect people and it was detected for the first time in December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, in China.
After an epidemic outbreak in China in January-February, the epidemic situation has changed globally since the weekend of February 22-23, 2020. On March 11th, 2020, WHO announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic, the first triggered by a coronavirus.
Many countries are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of this virus: border closures, closings of non-essential meeting places, containment measures, etc.
The IFRC has launched an Emergency Appeal since February 12th. The publication of an information note gives the main measures that NS can take, as well as the support offered by the IFRC.
- Basic training
- Training for workers (volunteer and health professionals)
- Psychological First Aid training