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Containment of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Rasdita Nurhidayati

Keywords : COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Mediterranean, Response plan, World Health Organization

Citation Information : Nurhidayati R. Containment of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 2023; 6 (2):45-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03192

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has compelled the national public health authorities to formulate an outbreak response and even take stringent measures to reduce the rate of transmission of the disease. In the Eastern Mediterranean region, a cumulative total of more than 23 million cases and 0.35 million deaths has been reported since the start of the outbreak. In order to flatten the curve of the disease in the Eastern Mediterranean region, the onus is on the national leaders, public health authorities, other stakeholders, and the community. In conclusion, the Eastern Mediterranean region has to up-scale its preparedness and formulate a comprehensive action plan and all this has to happen in an accelerated manner. We have to realize that our window of opportunity is closing very fast and if we don't act now, our health facilities will be overwhelmed and we have to pay the price for the infection in the form of loss of lives of our near and dear ones.

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