It all began in China. And as the South China Morning Post reported, the first novel Coronavirus case was detected in Hubei province on November 17, weeks before China announced that a new virus had emerged. Authorities attempted a cover-up that included a crackdown on doctors who tried to sound the alarm that a SARS-like virus had struck. After nearly a month and a half, on December 31, China informed the World Health Organisation of an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” detected in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. By then, it was too late. Here’s a lowdown on how the virus travelled far and wide.
Comprehensive Timeline: COVID-19 Pandemic
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