Published time: 03 April 2020
Abstract : On 31 December 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Commission reported a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown aetiology with a common source of exposure at Wuhan¶s South China Seafood City market. Further investigations identified a novel coronavirus as the causative agent of the respiratory symptoms for these cases. The outbreak has rapidly evolved, affecting other parts of China and other countries. On 30 January 2020, WHO’s director declared that the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), accepting the Committee¶s advice and issuing temporary recommendations under the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Communicable disease threats report, 29 March-4 April 2020, week 14