COVID-19 (formerly 2019-novel coronavirus)
This is a rapidly evolving situation. COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic (a world-wide outbreak). Every location will eventually be affected although the timing and extent of the impact cannot be exactly predicted. Every country / territory will eventually experience an outbreak, even if it currently has no confirmed cases. International SOS is monitoring closely and updating this website as more information becomes available.
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Towards the end of December 2019, authorities in Wuhan, Hubei province, announced a cluster of cases of pneumonia associated with the Huanan / South China Seafood Wholesale Market. Initially called 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the virus was renamed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the disease it causes is called Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). While transmission may have initially been from animal/environment to people in Wuhan, this outbreak is now spreading from human to human.
The sections below provide more detail.
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