International governments are taking action, airlines are canceling flights, and infectious cases keep increasing.
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The recent coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, a large number of infected cases has risen, spreading across the world and even causing fatalities.
Believed to have spawned from a wild animal wet market in the city, from bats, in particular, the nation has placed Wuhan under lockdown, and stricter measures on wet markets have come about. Many of these exotic animals are eaten or used for medicinal purposes in China.
Below is the latest information on the coronavirus, to keep you up to date.

The situation in Wuhan, China

Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, is a city-based in Hubei province in China. The city itself is in lockdown, with public transport at a standstill and minimal operations of trains or planes in and out of the city. 
In an attempt to curb the spread of the virus, over 56 million people in roughly 20 Chinese cities, including Wuhan, are prevented from traveling. Currently, the U.S. has confirmed 12 cases of the coronavirus, although no one has yet died in the country.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the outbreak is an emergency in China, but that it is still too early to call it a public health emergency of international concern. The WHO has, however, described the global risk as being high.
Globally, there are 84,173 cases of coronavirus infections, with 36,322 in mild condition, and 8,095 in critical condition. 2,876 people have died of infection, and 36,880 have recovered. Keep up to date with the facts here.

UPDATE March 1, 4:00 AM EST: Ireland and Armenia report their first coronavirus cases

On Sunday, Ireland and Armenia reported their first coronavirus cases while Thailand and Australia reported their first coronavirus deaths.
This article was originally published by Interesting Engineering.
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