Mar. 11, 2020


In other news: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean invites you to a press conference on the latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Thursday, 12 March 2020

WHO Regional Office, Cairo, Egypt

What: The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO/EMRO) invites all media outlets to a media briefing on the latest updates on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Media outlets who cannot attend in person can follow the event’s livestream on WHO/EMRO official social media accounts*.

The media briefing will include:

-          An update on the global and regional situation by WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari.

-          Key findings and recommendations from WHO missions to Iran, Bahrain and Kuwait.

-          Questions from the media.


-          Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean

-          Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain,Regional Director’s Chef De Cabinet for the Eastern Mediterranean

-          DrMaha El Rabbat, Special Envoy on COVID-19 outbreak response for WHO’s Director General

-          Dr Richard Brennan, Regional Emergency Director (connected remotely)

-          Dr Dalia Samhouri, Manager, Country Preparedness & International Health Regulations

-          Dr Abdinasir Abubakar, Manager, Infectious Hazards Prevention (connected remotely)

-          Dr Amgad El Kholy, Medical Officer, Infectious Hazards Prevention 

When:  Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 11:00 am

Where: Kuwait Hall, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Monazamet El Seha El Alamia Street, Extension of Abdel Razak El Sanhouri Street, off Makram Ebeid Street, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt


·       Media are kindly requested to arrive at the venue at 10:30 am to set up (especially TV channels). The event will start at 11:00 am.

·       All media representatives, journalists and crew should have their government-issued identification cards (e.g. national i.D., passport) together with their official media cards to present at the WHO entrance gates.

·       4 locations will be ready for media interviews with our spokespersons after the briefing. Ushers will guide media colleagues to those locations.

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