• Emergency committee reconvenes; advises that the outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern and the Director-General announces it...Read more

  • First report of person-to-person novel coronavirus transmission reported among a family of 6. Source 

  • • Moderna, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, announces that it has been awarded funding to develop a messenger RNA (mRNA)-based..Read more

  • • In a press statement, WHO reports that Chinese epidemiological research and roll-out of testing suggest person-to-person transmission of the..Read more

  • WHO regional representatives visit Wuhan.

  • • First US case of novel coronavirus reported in Washington State, in a man who had visited Wuhan. • China..Read more

  • WHO notes the possibility of person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus, and  the potential for a wider outbreak. 

  • The first confirmed case of illness from the novel coronavirus outside of China is reported in Thailand in a traveler..Read more

  • 41 people in Wuhan City receive a preliminary diagnosis of novel coronavirus; seven cases are severe and one person with..Read more

  • • WHO issues online technical guidance, including on transmission of respiratory viruses such as SARS and MERS and infection control..Read more