UN Peacekeeping and COVID-19: Adapting to a changed world

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    When the Coronavirus took hold as a worldwide threat, daily life changed for everyone in a matter of weeks. UN Peacekeeping’s operations were no exception.

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    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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