Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic
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This article lists the pages containing the chronology and epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, [1] the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first human cases of COVID-19 were identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. At this stage it is not possible to determine precisely how humans in China were initially infected with SARS-CoV-2. [2] Furthermore, some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect.

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Timeline by country

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References

  1. "Coronavirus". www.who.int. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  2. WHO. "Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)". World Health Organization. Retrieved 6 April 2020.