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Credit: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, get the latest updates on its status HERE via the Untrasonic News Bulletin (UNB!).


A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.

WHO is working 24/7 to analyse data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks.

The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.

The international community has asked for US$675 million to help protect states with weaker health systems as part of its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan.

On 11 February 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

Courtesy: WHO


Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Courtesy: WHO


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