COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.12

7th April 2020
Author: Kerry Millington

This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. This summary is a result of 3 hours of work and is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of evidence. This summary covers nine publications on disability C19 Twitter chat, disability Inclusive Community Action – COVID-19 Matrix by CBM, a rapid systematic review on school closure and management practices during coronavirus outbreaks including COVID-19, effectiveness of surgical and cotton masks in blocking SARS-CoV-2, a rapid systematic review on facemasks and similar barriers to prevent respiratory illness such as COVID-19, sample pooling as a strategy to detect community transmission of SARS-CoV-2, maintaining HIV care during the COVID-19 pandemic, few clinical trials are done in Africa, and how countries can use digital payments for better, quicker cash transfers. This summary also covers global evidence on tracking COVID-19 cases, online course by LSHTM, and COVID-19 resource hubs that are accessible by the public.

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Suggested Citation

Millington, K.A. (2020). COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.12. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


7th April 2020


Continent: Africa, Global

Country: United Kingdom