Coronavirus COVID-19 – Latest Updates

Published 18.03.2020

Updated on 17 March at 16:20.

  • At the beginning of the year, an epidemic caused by the new coronavirus COVID-19 began in China.
  • So far, over 173 000 cases have been diagnosed globally. A total of 152 countries have reported infections.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus epidemic a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
  • COVID-19 epidemics have developed quickly in many places around the world, and the situation in Europe is also changing rapidly.

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