Corona Virus outbreak has hit globally and it is in a high alert till today. Novel Coronavirus has been spread out in many countries. WHO put this case seriously, as the global outbreak.
• No new countries reported cases of 2019-nCoV in the past 24 hours.
• WHO has developed a dashboard for Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with the number of confirmed cases globally, which includes cases in China by provinces, regions, and cities, as well as confirmed cases outside China by country.
• WHO has prepared a list of Q&A to respond to queries WHO is receiving from various organizations and individuals.
• Working with technical experts in health operations, WHO operational support and logistics have developed a “2019-nCoV kit”, similar to prepared treatment kits used for outbreaks of other high threat pathogens. In the coming days, the costing, procurement, and assembly of these kits will be a priority.
TECHNICAL FOCUS: Operational Support and Logistics
WHO Operational Support and Logistics (OSL) is working to support the 2019-nCoV response, both at the global level and directly with the Member States. Amongst these activities, WHO OSL has updated the Disease Commodity Package (DCP), which has been published here. This document provides guidance on commodities required for all aspects of response. WHO OSL has also been working to develop global commodity cost estimates for the 2019-nCoV response, which will aid in global strategic response planning and financing.
Working with technical experts in health operations, WHO OSL has developed a “2019-nCoV kit”, similar to prepared treatment kits used for cholera, Ebola and other high threat pathogens in emergencies. In the coming days, the costing, procurement, and assembly of these kits will be a priority. Through the Pandemic Supply Chain Network (PSCN), a market survey has been distributed to over 40 organizations to understand the availability, distribution, and forecasting of crucial response commodities throughout the world. A report of the findings will be redistributed to all partners. The Network is exploring operational options within its stakeholders to ensure in particular that critical personal protective equipment is secured and distributed to appropriate locations. Additional stakeholders are encouraged to join the Pandemic Supply Chain Network by contacting WHO OSL. Guidance is currently under development for managing the logistics associated with case management, focusing on isolation, triage and standard treatment center configuration. OSL is setting up a global supply chain system and a coordination mechanism between responders and suppliers to ensure access to essential commodities for countries/populations most in need. [source: https://www.who.int/]
Reportedly by Government that Indonesia is not affected by the outbreak. Indonesian Government takes some strategic ways to overcome this serious matter. Indonesia is one of the Tourists destinations that is very risky to be affected.