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WHO Director-General calls for inclusion of refugees and migrants in the epidemic response plan

WHO Director-General calls for inclusion of refugees and migrants in the epidemic response plan

December 18th local time, WHO held a regular press conference on COVID-19.

WHO Director-General Tedros said that research showed that people sleeping on the street and in reception centers are less likely to seek care when they have symptoms of COVID-19.

Of those who did not seek medical care, 35% said that it was due to financial constraints, and another 22% feared deportation.

More than half of the respondents said that COVID-19 has made it depressed, worried, anxious and lonely.

Tedros called on countries to include refugees and migrants in response plans and public health measures.

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