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Assist Alert: Coronavirus Update #7

Your Latest COVID-19 Updates & Resources

April 3, 2020

Countries with reported COVID-19 cases as of April 2, 2020 (Source: CDC)


As the number of COVID-19 cases topped the 1 million-mark on Thursday, April 2nd, 93% of the world population (or 7.2 billion people) is now affected by travel restrictions and isolation measures. According to border closure analysis conducted by the Pew Research Center and the United Nations, roughly 3 billion people (39%) live in countries that have shut their borders completely to non-citizens and non-residents. 

Consequently, in the last few weeks, most of us have had to drastically adapt to a new lifestyle and work environment, requiring to be isolated from family, friends, and coworkers. Some have had to quickly get set up to work from home. In worst cases, others have been furloughed and have applied for unemployment. Parents around the world are now home schooling their children to the best of their abilities. The elderly and those with pre-existing conditions are more isolated than ever. And, finally, healthcare and other essential workers and their families, more so than everyone else, have been asked to take incredible risks to help keep the world go round. 
Because this COVID-19 isolation is a not a sprint, but a marathon, our objective is to continue sharing helpful tips and resources, important travel updates, and uplifting content to help you stay safe and healthy, and make the best of these challenging times.


For up-to-date COVID-19 information and travel news, remember to visit Assist America’s dedicated web-pages: 

Make sure to check out our latest videos and articles for tips on how to better handle quarantine, maximize productivity when working from home and stay safe and healthy:
Other useful tools and resources we recommend include:
  • CDC COVID-19 Website: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offers a complete website offering detailed recommendations regarding COVID-19.
  • WHO WhatsApp AI Chatbot: WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. 
  • Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool: Apple's new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next.
  • Learn@Home YouTube Platform: As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, YouTube is partnering with learning creators to bring parents and  families resources and activities. 


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