Covid-19 Situation Report #1
UNICEF is working closely with the Government and its partners to step up the response and prevent further proliferation of the COVID-19 virus in the country.
Following the confirmation of the first positive case of COVID-19 in Niger, UNICEF has been working closely with the Government and its partners to step up the response and prevent further proliferation of the COVID-19 virus in the country.
UNICEF is providing support to the Government, and particularly the Ministry of Health, in the field of risk communication/community engagement, infection prevention and control, supply and logistics, epidemiological surveillance and healthcare provision.
Moreover, the Country Office (CO) is closely working with the Ministry of Education to identify and implement measures to ensure continuity of education to children during the school closure period and with the regional authorities in charge of Child Protection to ensure that the needs of the expelled and migrant children are met.
The Covid-19, caused by novel coronavirus, has so far claimed over 126,000 lives worldwide. In Niger, fourteen people died of the disease and 570 people have been tested positive as of April 15.