Rabu, 18 Mar 2020 09:40 WIB

Dua Staf WHO Positif Tertular Virus Corona

Khadijah Nur Azizah - detikHealth
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Organisasi Kesehatan Dunia atau WHO mengumumkan secara resmi pada Selasa (17/3) bahwa dua anggota staf mereka telah dipastikan positif virus corona baru atau COVID-19. Kasus tersebut merupakan yang pertama di WHO, organisasi yang berbasis di Jenewa ini.

"Staf tersebut meningalkan kantor dan kemudian saat di rumah, ia menunjukkan gejala dan diuji. Dikonfirmasi (positif) COVID-19," kata juru bicara WHO, Christian Lindmeir, mengutip Reuters.

"Karena itu, kami memiliki dua kasus yang terkonfirmasi," sambungnya.

Belum jelas apakah staf yang terinfeksi juga bekerja dalam cepat tanggap virus corona. Kantor pusat WHO adalah tempat kerja bagi 2,400 staf dan konsultan kini sebagian besar telah bekerja dari rumah untuk mengurangi kemungkinan penularan.

Saat ini, berdasarkan data dari WHO, ada lebih dari 167 ribu kasus COVID-19 yang terkonfirmasi secara global. Selain itu, lebih dari 6 ribu kematian dilaporkan di seluruh dunia.



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