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COVID-19: WHO Situation Report 24 February 2020

How stigmatization can affect the fight against Coronavirus?

One new Member State (Kuwait) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 

The Confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 acute respiratory disease reported by provinces, regions and cities in China, 24 February 2020 stand at 2595 death toll, and 77262 confirmed infected.

 Since the emergence of COVID-19 we have seen instances of public stigmatization among specific populations, and the rise of harmful stereotypes. Stigmatization could potentially contribute to more severe health problems, ongoing transmission, and difficulties controlling infectious diseases during an epidemic. 

Please see the Subject in Focus section for more information on how to counter stigmatizing attitudes.

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