The novel coronavirus illness dubbed 2019-nCoV, continues to rage across the globe, and as of February 2020, tens of thousands of people have been infected and hundreds of people have died.
On New Year’s Eve, the illness was first reported to the World Health Organization. By January, it was linked to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses. This is the same family of viruses responsible for SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome, as well as some cases of the common cold.
As a result, a special WHO committee has declared a public health emergency of international concern, and it’s had a serious impact on personal and business lives throughout the world.
TechRepublic, ZDNet, and CNET have been covering the news all along, and here is a compilation of the latest information, how it’s affecting the tech world and what you need to know.
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China has been battling an outbreak of a pneumonia-like illness, first detected in the central city of Wuhan in December 2019, for over a month. The spate of illnesses is caused by a novel coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, which has now infected over 30,000 Chinese citizens and claimed more than 630 lives.