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4 WHO videos on coronavirus you should watch

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - RC2KQE9VEIWO

Everything from hygiene tips to how you should wear a mask. Image: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - RC2KQE9VEIWO

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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a series of short videos to help us understand how we can all play our part.
  • The videos provide information on the key steps we can take to protect ourselves and each other.
  • Dr Rosamund Lewis answers questions on the subject of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Roughly 3 billion people worldwide are now on some form of lockdown to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Cancelling events, closing schools and issuing stay-at-home orders will buy the global community the time it needs to deal with the virus.

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Social distancing can reduce the spread of the virus. Image: Tomas Pueyo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a series of short, useful videos to help us understand how we can all play our part.

Why you should avoid close contact

There are several measures we can take as individuals to help stop the spread of coronavirus. One of the most effective is social distancing.

This video explains why avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms is so important. And what to do if you need to take care of someone who is sick.


How to wear and dispose of masks

The sale of protective masks has increased dramatically since coronavirus was declared a pandemic. If you choose to wear one, here’s how to dispose of it correctly.


Protecting yourself and others

From washing your hands carefully and disposing of tissues, to when you should consider seeking medical advice, this video covers the key steps we can take to protect ourselves and each other.


COVID-19 in the workplace - Q&A

In a live Q&A session, viewers from around the world used the hashtag #askWHO to ask Dr Rosamund Lewis about the subject of coronavirus in the workplace. If you missed the live session, you can view this video recording.


The spread of COVID-19 demands global cooperation among governments, international organizations and the business community. The World Economic Forum has established the COVID Action Platform to help galvanize the global businesses community for collective action.

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