Monday, April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Timeline


"On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City"...https://www.who.int/csr/don/05-january-2020-pneumonia-of-unkown-cause-china/en/


2 January 2020: NSW Premier declares third [Bushfire] State of Emergency https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/premier-declares-third-state-of-emergency
"On January 16, Chun Jong-yoon, the chief executive and founder of molecular biotech company Seegene, told his team it was time to start focusing on coronavirus."..https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/12/asia/coronavirus-south-korea-testing-intl-hnk/index.html 

On January 23, 2020, Wuhan in Hubei provence China was locked down - January 23, 2020 / 9:59 PM / 3 months ago Wuhan lockdown 'unprecedented', shows commitment to contain virus: WHO representative in China. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-who-idUSKBN1ZM1G9

16 February: "Emma and her two children have now been in the detention centre for more than 10 days, and are set to fly home on Monday."... Coronavirus evacuee documents her time in quarantine on Christmas Island Compiled by Bang Xiao and Sally Brooks Updated


On February 12, the Korean Centre for Desease Control fast tracked approval of Seegene’s test kit for use in two weeks. European health authorities had approved the test five days earlier... Forbes 5 April 2020 - https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2020/04/05/how-one-firms-covid-19-tests-help-control-the-virus-in-south-korea/#74553d5bfff9

By February 23, 691 cases were confirmed on the Diamond Princess cruise ship which had been anchored in Yokohama since February 3, 2020. - Source: Nakazawa E, Ino H, Akabayashi A. Chronology of COVID-19 Cases on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship and Ethical Considerations: A Report From Japan [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 24]. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020;1–8. doi:10.1017/dmp.2020.50 https://pubmed.ncbi.