Resources from WHO on COVID-19

WHO have published a range of important resources.

Q&A resources

Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)

Q&A on COVID-19, HIV and antiretrovirals

Coronavirus myth busters


  • Being in the sun or at high temperature does not protect against COVID-19.
  • Being able to hold your breath does not mean you are free from coronavirus.
  • Alcohol does not protect against COVID-19. Neither does garlic.
  • Cold weather and snow doesn’t kill coronavirus and hot climates are still at high risk.
  • Coronavirus is not transmitted by mosquito bites.
  • Will pneumonia and flu vaccines help?

Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Q&A: Similarities and differences – COVID-19 and influenza

WHO guidance on severe acute respiratory infection when COVID-19 is suspected

This document is intended for doctors taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when a nCoV infection is suspected.

It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management of these patients and provide to up-to-date guidance.

Best practices for SARI including IPC and optimised supportive care for severely ill patients are essential.

Ref: WHO. WHO guidance on clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when COVID-19 is suspected. (13 March 2020).

WHO daily situation reports

WHO now publishes daily updates on incidence and suspected routes of transmission in all countries and regions.

Links to other websites are current at date of posting but not maintained.