Guidance on Setting Up an Isolation Ward for COVID-19 Cases


The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Africa is increasing, and in many countries the number of cases has surpassed the number of available hospital beds. Because of the surge many countries are using tents or converting existing buildings into isolation wards.

This document simplifies the WHO guidance on severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) treatment centres and is meant to be accessible to healthcare workers, policymakers and others who want a quick overview of the key requirements for a COVID-19 isolation centre either within an existing facility or as a standalone centre.

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