Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus, a new SARS-like virus first reported in China’s Wuhan in December 2019, has claimed over 900 lives so far, stirring panic across countries. What is this mystery disease, why is it spreading rapidly, and what’s WHO saying? 

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Epicentre of the outbreak is the Hubei province in China

The virus is novel, meaning it has never before been encountered in humans

The novel coronavirus spreads through human-to-human transmission

There’s a global race to prevent the possible pandemic