The World Health Organisation publishes a regularly updated Country Preparedness and Response Status for COVID-19 report which is intended to facilitate risk and capacity assessments, in order to identify key response requirements in countries as the COVID-19 situation evolves. The Status report draws upon data collected through the Electronic States Parties Self-Assessment Annual Reporting Tool (e-SPAR), as well as individual country’s position on a continuum of response scenarios (preparedness, high-risk of imported cases, localised transmission, and community transmission). The e-SPAR tool is a web-based platform which helps States Parties to the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHRs) fulfil their obligation to report on the national implementation of the Regulations. The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 with the number of infections continuing to rise. To support States in the development and implementation of disease preparedness and response actions, in 2019 WHO published a Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan which specifically focused on the novel coronavirus. 

Source: World Health Organisation

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