The novel coronary virus is one of the viruses in the group of Coronary virus which is transmitted from animals to human.
The novel coronary virus was first reported on 31st December 2019 in Wuhan city in Hubei province China.
It is believed to have been spread from the seafood being sold in supermarkets in Wuhan city.
So far the World Health Organization (W.H.O) has termed the virus pandemic and they have declared the outbreak as a public health emergency.
The virus was first transmitted from animal to human and no precise animal has been linked to being the source. The spread of the virus among human is transmissible.
The main symptoms associated with the virus is headache, fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. The virus causes pneumonia in some cases.
Unlike flu, the coronary virus has no vaccines and no precise medicine has been found to cure the diseases. Since the diseases affecting the immune system of a person, the recovery from the infection depends on the strength of the immune system.
Most people who have been killed by the virus are people who have been having a low immune system, young whose immune system is developing and elderly people.
Some of the ways the Virus can be reduced from spreading is by keeping distance with infected persons, washing hands, closing mouth when coughing or sneezing, cooking well meat and eggs before eating.
So far reported cases as at 22nd February 2020 is 77,955.
Deaths reported stands at 2362.
Recovered cases are 21305.
There are 32 countries that have been affected by the virus. China leading with the infection of 76291 people, Diamond Princess following with 634 people and South Korea who has been reported 433 cases.
According to the WHO the situation is manageable and members of the public should remain calm and work jointly with authorities in fighting this deathly virus.
In an effort to fight this deathly disease from spreading, China government has shut down some cities to curb the spread. This has made people trapped in the city to lack basic needs and escalated food prices as they are scarce.
Some other countries including the United States, Brazil, Australia, New Zeland among others have evacuated their citizens from Wuhan City, China.
Some other nations like Kenya, who have its citizens trapped in the city have no plans from evacuating its citizens from the area. Sources have revealed that they have little infrastructure to handle the victim should they test positive of the virus.
For the latest updates, development on this virus, we will continually update this article to capture all the data you need to know as far as this deathly virus is concerned.