• Four new Member States (Algeria, Austria, Croatia, and Switzerland) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Algeria is the first Member State of the AFRO Region to report a case of COVID-19.
• For the first time, since the onset of symptoms of the first identified case of COVID-19 on 8 December 20191, there have been more new cases reported from countries outside of China than from China.
• The WHO Director-General provided opening remarks at the weekly Member State briefing on COVID-19 regarding ongoing and future WHO missions along with priorities for control of the outbreak. For details, please go to this webpage.