The United Kingdom will contribute $3.8m for the COVID-19 response in the Caribbean. The financial contribution to the WHO Regional Office for the Americas will help Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines contain the spread of the disease and mitigate its impact.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in his regular media briefing on 22 May, thanked all those who contributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The Fund, launched with the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, has so far raised more than U$214 million from more than 375,000 individuals, corporations and foundations.

WHO has updated a document on Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response. The document provides a practical guide that can be used by national authorities to develop and update their COVID-19 national plans across the major pillars of COVID-19 preparedness and response.

WHO has launched a new search feature for questions on COVID-19. WHO’s COVID-19 webpage now features an enhanced natural language processing search bar, which understands questions posed in everyday language and more accurately delivers answers to those queries.

Matutino:

El total de casos confirmados en Argentina es de 9.931, de los cuales 419 fallecieron. Respecto a los confirmados, 947 (9,5%) son importados, 4.334 (43,6%) son contactos estrechos de casos confirmados, 3.154 (31,8%) son casos de circulación comunitaria y el resto se encuentra en investigación epidemiológica.

Del total de casos (9.931), el 48,7% son mujeres y el 51,3% son hombres.

Se registraron tres nuevas muertes.

Vespertino:

Hoy fueron confirmados 718 nuevos casos de COVID-19. Con estos registros, suman 10.649 positivos en el país.

Del total de esos casos, 948 (8,9%) son importados, 4.648 (43,6%) son contactos estrechos de casos confirmados, 3.314 (31,1%) son casos de circulación comunitaria y el resto se encuentra en investigación epidemiológica.

Desde el último reporte emitido, se registraron 14 nuevas muertes.

The WHO World Health Assembly has ended with a global commitment to the COVID-19 response. Delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO Regional Director for the Americas Dr Carissa F. Etienne highlighted that addressing COVID-19 will require protecting vulnerable groups including women, underprivileged populations, indigenous populations and migrants, by addressing health, social and economic inequalities.

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