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Keeping healthy and maintaining functional independence during COVID

 Keeping healthy and maintaining functional independence during COVID-19 related activity restrictions  During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is recognized that there are groups of people who are at a high risk of serious illness in the event of COVID-19 transmission.1,2 These include the following: • People 60 years and older3 • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility  
And also includes people with underlying health conditions,1,4 which include: 
• People with chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), other chronic lung diseases and/or moderate to severe asthma4 • People who have serious heart conditions.1 This includes women who are pregnant with significant heart disease (congenital or acquired).4 • People who are immunocompromised:1,4 o Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening/suppression medication

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Protection - Turkey Cross Border
Original Publication Date: 
15 Сен 2020
Document type: 
Standard Operating Procedures
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020