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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. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

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(99th UPDATE) Starting off as an 'unexplained pneumonia' in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus infects more than 329 million and leaves more than 5.8 million dead

MANILA, Philippines (99th 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 329 million infected and 5.8 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/Rappler.com

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Michelle Abad is a researcher-writer at Rappler. Possessing the heart and soul of a feminist, she is working on specializing in women's issues in Newsbreak, Rappler's investigative arm.