The outbreak of the virus, which started in Wuhan, China, has left tens of thousands of sick and more than 5,000 people were killed. Officials have declared a pandemic.
, which appears in seafood and poultry Chinese market late last year, has spread to more than 135 countries, killing more than 5,300 and sickening tens of thousands of people in a matter of weeks. The World Health Organization has declared a pandemic situation.
Here is a timeline of the outbreak so far.
On December 31, dozens that health authorities treat cases. Days later, researchers in China which has infected dozens of people in Asia. At that time, there was no evidence that the virus is easily transmitted by humans. Health officials in China say they are watching to prevent the outbreak develops into something more severe.
On January 11, Chinese state media reported from a disease caused by a virus, which has infected dozens of people. The 61-year-old man who died was a regular customer at a market in Wuhan, where the disease is believed to have originated, and he had previously been found to have a stomach tumor and chronic liver disease. Reports of his death comes before one of China’s biggest holiday, when hundreds of millions of people traveling across the country.
The first confirmed case outside mainland China occurred in Japan, South Korea and Thailand, according to the World Health Organization first. The first case was confirmed in the United States came the next day in Washington State, where after returning from a trip to Wuhan.
The Chinese authorities to cancel planes and trains leaving the city, and to suspend bus, subway and ferry in it. At this point, at least 17 people were killed and more than 570 others have been infected, including in Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the United States.
In the midst of thousands of new cases in China, a “public health emergency of international concern” officially by W.H.O. the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that they would continue to work with the W.H.O. that and other countries to protect public health, and US travelers to avoid China.
Government Trump said it would be to the United States by foreign nationals who have traveled to China in the last 14 days, not including immediate family members of US citizens or permanent residents. On this date, and nearly 9,800 have been all over the world are infected.
A man 44 years in the Philippines, officials said, the first death reported outside China. At this point, more than 360 people have died.
After a two-week trip to Southeast Asia, more than 3,600 passengers began boarding a cruise Diamond Princess in Yokohama, Japan. Officials began screening passengers, and the number of people who tested positive to the largest number of cases coronavirus outside China. By 13 February the number.
When, a Chinese physician, after contracting coronavirus, he was hailed as a hero by many for trying to sound the alarm early that the group of infections can spin out of control.
at the beginning of January, the authorities rebuked him, and he was forced to sign a statement denouncing his warning as rumors unfounded and illegal. the death of Dr. Li how the Chinese government’s mishandling of the situation by not sharing information back and silence whistle-blowers.
The number of deaths in China rose to 908, an epidemic in 2002-3, which killed 774. At this point, the number of confirmed cases of infection in the country increased to 40 171 ,
Officials added to the number of infected in Hubei Province, and the Communist Party’s top officials there. New cases set a daily record, came after officials in Hubei seem to include infections that were diagnosed using lung scans symptomatic patients.
A 80-year Chinese tourists at a hospital in Paris, in what coronavirus first deaths outside Asia, authorities said. French health minister, Agnès Buzyn, said the man, a native of Hubei Province, the center of the outbreak, has arrived in France in mid-January and “his condition has deteriorated rapidly.” It was the fourth death from the virus outside of mainland China, where about 1,500 people were killed, most of them in Hubei.
China says it is reviewing trade and consumption of wildlife, which has been identified as the likely source of the outbreak. Officials are aiming to end the “destructive eating habits of wildlife,” said a statement from the Standing Committee of the Congress.
After a two-week quarantine, the cruise ship Diamond Princess. It was the first day of the operation three days to offload those who tested negative for the virus and not have symptoms. Passengers sharing a cabin with infected patients remained on the ship. A total of 621 people on board infected.
Shincheonji Jesus Church, in South Korea are in the country. The number of confirmed cases in the country rose above 200, and more than 400 other church members reported potential symptoms, health officials said.
As a result, the government shut down thousands of kindergartens, nursing homes and community centers, and stop political rally in the capital, Seoul.
On February 19, Iran announced two cases of coronavirus in the country, then hours later said that the two patients had died. Two days later, two additional deaths. Source unknown virus in Iran. By 20 February, the number of global cases which increased to nearly 76,000,
Europe faced a number of cases reported in Italy grew from less than five to more than 150. In the region Lombardy, officers locked up 10 of the city after a group of cases suddenly appeared in Codogno, southeast of Milan. As a result, schools are closed and canceled sports and cultural events.
As the number of cases of coronavirus in the world continues to rise, the government began preparing virus Trump arrived in the United States. White House new emergency funding to improve readiness – a significant escalation in the government’s response. At this point the United States, where, has 35 confirmed cases and no deaths.
Iran says it has and 12 deaths, more than other countries but China, and public health officials warn that Iran is reason to worry – the border is crossed every year by millions of religious pilgrims , migrant workers and others. The case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and one in Canada, has been traced back to Iran.
Brazil says that a man São Paulo 61 years, who has recently returned from a business trip to Italy, tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first known case in Latin America. Officials also began tracking the other passengers on the flight of people took to Brazil and others who have contact with him in recent days.
Italy, where 800 people have been infected, it remains an area of concern. Cases in 14 other countries, including Northern Ireland and Wales, can be traced back to Italy. Germany has nearly 60 cases by February 27th, and France reported 57, more than triple the number from the previous two days. Both Britain and Switzerland reported additional cases, while Belarus, Estonia and Lithuania all reported their first infection.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, of coronavirus on February 28. The patient is an Italian national who had returned to Lagos from Milan.
A patient near Seattle became in the United States on February 28. As the number of cases globally rose to nearly 87,000, administration Trump, known as “do not travel” warning, for regions in Italy and South Korea are the most affected by the virus. The government also banned all travel to Iran and banned entry to foreign nationals who visit Iran in the previous 14 days.
C.D.C. on testing for coronavirus on March 3, according to Vice President Mike Pence. The news came after the first attempt C.D.C. to produce diagnostic test kits. At this point, the coronavirus that has infected more than 90,000 worldwide and killed about 3,000,
In a speech to prime-time from the Oval Office, Mr Trump said in addition to the UK during the 30 days, because the World Health Organization declared a pandemic coronavirus and stock markets fell further.
Mr Official trump, and said he made $ 50 billion in federal funds available to states and territories to combat the coronavirus. He also said he would give hospitals and doctors more flexibility to respond to the virus, including making it easier for people to treat remotely.
Updated March 17, 2020
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