Coronavirus disease 2019

On 31 December 2019, WHO was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China.

WHO is closely monitoring this event and is in active communication with counterparts in China. In line with standard protocols for any public health event, an incident management system has been activated across the three levels of WHO and the Organization is prepared to mount a broader response, if needed.
— Read on www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019