TIMELINE: The novel coronavirus pandemic

Michelle Abad
TIMELINE: The novel coronavirus pandemic

FULL CAPACITY. A 'full capacity' sign is seen at the ER and COVID-19 ward of Ospital ng Imus in Malagasang, Imus, Cavite on September 20, 2021.

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(120th UPDATE) Starting off as an 'unexplained pneumonia' in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus infects more than 539.8 million and leaves more than 6.7 million dead

MANILA, Philippines (120th UPDATE) – The sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) swiftly shook the world after its discovery around a week into January 2020. The virus has left more than 539.8 million infected and 6.7 million killed as of writing.

Here’s a rundown of what has happened since the 2019-nCoV emerged from its epicenter in Wuhan, China:

– with reports from Reuters/

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Michelle Abad

Michelle Abad is a researcher-writer with the investigative unit of Rappler. She also covers overseas Filipinos and the rights of women and children.