WHO/EUROPE Virtual press conference on COVID-19: Transitioning – key considerations when planning response, easing restrictions and shifting strategies

Press contact:

Liuba Negru
Media Relations Officer
Mobile: +45 20 45 92 74
[email protected]

Catharina de Kat
Communications Officer
Tel.: +45 45 33 69 07
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Thursday, 16 April 2020, 11:00 CEST

On Thursday, 16 April 2020, WHO/Europe will hold its weekly virtual press briefing with Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, and technical experts.

The briefing will provide a short situation update on COVID-19 in the WHO European Region, covering the epidemiological status and disease data.

It will also present the key considerations that countries should take as they plan response “transitioning”, the easing of restrictions and shifting of strategies to manage the pandemic. Core elements of a new WHO/Europe transition framework and guidance will be introduced, including the epidemiological, social, economic, behavioural and health-system implications of different measures and scenarios.

The virtual press conference will also be broadcast live on the WHO/Europe Facebook account.

Journalists who have not received information on how to join the press conference can request details by email at [email protected].