• First case reported in Italy (Lombardy). Source 

  • Iran reports its first death from COVID-19. Source  

  • The WHO-China Joint mission travels to Wuhan, Beijing and other cities to speak with health officials, researchers and healthcare workers...Read more

  • First case of COVID-19 reported in Africa, from Egypt. Source  

  • • WHO convenes a Research and Innovation Forum where experts and donors to set global priorities for COVID-19 research. Source..Read more

  • • WHO assigns a name, COVID-19, to illness caused by the coronavirus. • A United Nations (UN) Crisis Management Team..Read more

  • • Dr. Li Wenliang dies from novel coronavirus. He was exonerated for warning about the illness, and his family received..Read more

  • A university-sponsored phase III clinical trial of the antiviral remdesivir begins in China. Source

  • WHO releases its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, intended for states with weak healthcare systems. Source

  • First COVID-19 death reported outside of China – in the Philippines. Source