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National Emergency Planning Organisation Gives Critical Information on Coronavirus Strategy

by: - March 4, 2020
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The National Emergency Planning Organistion held a meeting on Wednesday to deliver critical information about Dominica’s preparedness strategy for dealing with the fast-spreading coronavirus.

More than 93,000 cases have been recorded and more than 3,200 deaths attributed to the disease globally in 78 countries including 17 US states.

  • NEPO Chair, PM Roosevelt Skerrit calls media to avoid sensationalism.
  • National Epidiomolgist gives global statistics on mortality likelihood; only patients with preexisting chronic conditions have died.
  • Masks not recommended for general public.
  • Use sanitizers with at least 70% alcohol, wash hands very often.
  • Health Ministry educating all schools.
  • Yachting visitors could be biggest risk.
  • Protective gear and supplies well-stocked.
  • Isolation and screening centres identified near Douglas-Charles Airport, Ross University and Dominica-China Friendship Hospital.
  • The 83 Dominican students in China are doing well physically and are safe.
  • Policy protocol document will guide all stakeholders and frontline personnel.

 

NEPO Meeting: Update on Covid 19 Virus

NEPO Meeting: Update on Covid 19 Virus

Posted by Roosevelt Skerrit on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The National Emergency Planning Organisation (NEPO) is a governmental organization with responsibility for the planning and organization of counter-disaster measures at central level.