To the Editor: A new type of coronavirus—severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in 2019. On March 11, 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General declared that the outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic. According to the WHO, on March 18, 2020, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 was over 200 thousands worldwide. In some countries, unprecedented anti-epidemic measures have been carried out to stop the spread of infection.
- COVID-19/prevention & control
- Communicable Disease Control
- Influenza, Human/epidemiology
- 3.02.PY MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL