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Coronavirus disease named Covid-19

Updated : February 12, 2020 10:49 PM IST

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named coronavirus as 'Covid-19'. Co=corona, vi=virus, d=disease, 19=the year it emerged.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus have risen to over 43,000 globally. The death toll due to coronavirus jumped to over 1,000 in China. The confirmed cases abroad are over 390.

The deadly virus originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. WHO o declared it as a public health emergency of international concern. This is the fifth time WHO declared a public health emergency.

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