Coronavirus disease

- May 05, 2020-

The new corona virus pneumonia (Corona Virus Disease 2019, COVID-19), referred to as "new corona pneumonia", the World Health Organization named "2019 coronavirus disease" [1-2], refers to pneumonia caused by 2019 new coronavirus infection. Since December 2019, some hospitals in Wuhan City, Hubei Province have successively found multiple cases of unexplained pneumonia with a history of exposure to the seafood market in South China. It has now been confirmed as an acute respiratory infection caused by 2019 new coronavirus infection. [3-6]

On February 11, 2020, the Director General of the World Health Organization Tan Desai announced in Geneva, Switzerland, that the new coronavirus-infected pneumonia was named "COVID-19" [7]. On February 21, 2020, the National Health Commission issued a notice on the revision of the English naming of new coronavirus pneumonia, and decided to revise the English name of "new coronavirus pneumonia" to "COVID-19", which is consistent with the World Health Organization naming , The Chinese name remains unchanged. [8] On March 4, 2020, the National Health and Health Commission released the "New Coronavirus Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment Program (Trial Version 7)" [9] 

On March 11, 2020 local time, World Health Organization Director General Tan Desai announced that according to the assessment, WHO believes that the current new coronary pneumonia epidemic can be called a pandemic.