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World Mask Week aims to inspire global movement to wear face coverings in public

World Mask Week (August 7-14) launched to encourage more people to do their part by wearing a mask in public AUGUST 6, 2020, SEATTLE, WA —The Pandemic Action Network, WHO, Africa CDC, US CDC and US CDC Foundation, Facebook, Google, Global Citizen and 40+ partner organizations announced today the launch of World Mask Weekfrom August …

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Africa CDC Policy Recommendation for African Union Meetings and Travel During COVID-19 Outbreak

Social distancing is an accepted strategy to delay and diminish outbreaks of respiratory infections, such as influenza. Similar to influenza, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be readily transmitted human-to-human through respiratory droplets and contact with a contaminated surface. For pandemic influenza, the global consensus has been to defer mass gatherings, which have been defined …

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Statement on new SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 22 DECEMBER 2020. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) wishes to raise awareness of Member States regarding the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, which was reported in South Africa and the United Kingdom over the past week. Africa CDC is closely following up with …

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Promoting mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic: A policymaker’s guide

Executive Summary Use of face masks and cloth face coverings has been shown to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Along with handwashing and physical distancing, wearing a mask is one of three key measures that people can take to decrease their own risk of contracting COVID-19 and decrease the chances of …

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#AfricaMaskWeek launches to build continent-wide movement for mask-wearing

At a time when COVID-19 cases are increasing in a second wave in many parts of the world and people are fatigued with the public health and social measures, #AfricaMaskWeek is being launched to sustain and increase mask-wearing as a protective measure among populations in Africa. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 23 NOVEMBER 2020. #AfricaMaskWeek launches today …

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