The coronavirus officially named Covid-19 has been spreading fast but there is still some hope that it could be contained before it becomes a pandemic.
China has reported decrease in the number of new patients infected with the virus. The fatality rate is down from more than 2% to about 1%.
The incubation period, initially believed to be 7-14 days is more like 2-10 days.
An American company, Moderna Therapeutics, has already shipped the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine.
Had there been no hurry to evacuate the people from China, the virus would possibly not have spread to such extent.
For the latest and most comprehensive information on Covid-19 in the European region, please visit the WHO regional dashboard at this link:
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WHO has also prepared some infographic myth busters: