GloPID-R COVID-19 Timeline

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Disease Alert

Disease Alert

WHO Office in China is informed that cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause had been detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The Chinese authorities identified this to be a previously unknown type of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the outbreak, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased rapidly across the globe.

WHO Office in China is informed that cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause had been detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China…

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December 31, 2019

PHEIC

PHEIC

Following the spread of COVID-19 from the People’s Republic of China to 20 other countries in the first 6 weeks of 2020, and on the recommendations of the Emergency Committee, the WHO Director General declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

Statement

WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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January 30, 2020

Pandemic

Pandemic

Pointing to the over 118,000 cases of the coronavirus illness in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread, the WHO Director General declared on March 12, 2020 that COVID-19 could be characterized as a pandemic.

WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic

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March 12, 2020