Given all the hype around COVID-19, it is important that you verify the source of your information and not jump to conclusions.
The flu-like disease officially named COVID-19 can be deadly but there are no proven treatments or vaccines for it.
Coronavirus is a family of viruses that causes common cold or more serious diseases like SARS and MERS.
Two out of the three cases in Kerala (which are the only confirmed cases in the country) have tested negative and been declared disease-free.
The Wuhan coronavirus crossed a grim milestone over the weekend. It is now responsible for more global deaths than the deadly SARS virus of 2002-2003.
Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why
Experts have theorised that younger people are being infected, too, but developing a relatively milder infection.
Coronavirus outbreak: Number of infected under-reported and fatality rates exaggerated, data suggests
The discrepancy comes from minor cases in and around Wuhan going under-reported, with limited beds and testing equipment at hand, say experts.
Ambiguity to the virus’ origin, fear spurred by its rapid spread and want of a cure has incited a deluge of misinformation.
“Wuhan virus is very catchy — no pun intended,” said Dr Howard Markel, a medical historian. “It’s a very contagious name.”
Coronavirus update 4 Feb: Death toll at 427, second death outside China, Kerala announces ‘state calamity’ and more
On the last count, over 20,636 cases of the infection had been confirmed and there have now been 427 deaths globally.
Coronavirus update 3 Feb: 3 confirmed cases in India, worldwide death toll reaches 362, GSK collaborates on vaccine and more
Due to the rapidly spreading infection, the Indian government’s health ministry has also temporarily suspended e-visa facility for the Chinese tourists.
Medical teams from the People’s Liberation Army arrive in Wuhan to relieve overwhelmed health workers, work at the hospital.
On 30 January, the WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease is a risk beyond China.
The 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was hospitalized with a fever, cough, sore throat and died after developing severe pneumonia.
A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and other countries, including the United States
WHO declares global emergency as China's coronavirus outbreak toll reaches 213; about 100 cases reported in at least 18 other countries so far
The death toll in China from the new coronavirus reached 213 on Friday, with overall cases worldwide rising rapidly in an outbreak that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency
Pakistan not to evacuate its citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan to show 'solidarity' with China, says special assistant to Prime Minister
Pakistan government has decided not to evacuate its citizens from the coronavirus-hit Wuhan city to show "solidarity" with its all-weather ally, a senior official announced on Thursday.
Coronavirus outbreak: China assures of cooperation in epidemic prevention after Kerala reports first confirmed case in India
The Chinese statement came after a positive case of the deadly coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan, was reported in Kerala.
Coronavirus in India: Kerala student studying in China's Wuhan University first confirmed case from India
The student was studying at Wuhan University, has been kept under observation, in Kerala.
With the virus spreading, demands for masks are increasing and UNICEF sent 6000 kgs of masks and protective suits to China.