1. On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown aetiology was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On 9 January 2020, China CDC reported a novel coronavirus as the causative agent of this outbreak, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  2. This document presents ECDC’s continuous professional development activities to inform ECDC’s primary stakeholders about the 2020 course offerings.
  3. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 22 - 28 March 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, influenza 2019-2020 season and COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2.
  4. This document aims to provide advice on the use of cloth face masks and sterilisation of respirators and surgical masks as an alternative in healthcare settings with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases if there is a shortage of specialised surgical masks and respirators.
  5. This document provides guidance to EU/EEA Member States on environmental cleaning in healthcare and non-healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.