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Factual Sources Of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Imperial College London - https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/news--wuhan-coronavirus/covid-19-information/
World Health Organisation - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
UK Government - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Social Distancing New modelling suggests that social distancing measures like the ones announced by the government on Monday 16th March 2020 could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from the Covid-19 virus
At the end of December 2019, Chinese public health authorities reported several cases of acute respiratory syndrome in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China. Chinese scientists soon identified a novel coronavirus as the main causative agent. The disease is now referred to as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the causative virus is called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The initial outbreak in Wuhan spread rapidly, affecting other parts of China. Cases were soon detected in several other countries. Outbreaks and clusters of the disease have since been observed in Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Americas.