COVID 19 Sitrep 39

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  • Meeting with provincial Chief Ministers highlighted significant gaps in essential human resources for medical response and huge challenges related to unemployment.
  • Procurement of vaccines remains a critical gap and top priority.
  • Service delivery is constrained by infection or fear of infection among essential staff who remain unvaccinated.
  • Closure of schools with no or limited access to distance learning is reported to be contributing to child labor, child marriage and risky behavior among children.
  • Isolation centres are regularly established without consideration of WASH requirements, thereby increasing infection risks.