The Most Important Facts You Need to Know About the Deadly Coronavirus

Official Name

4. Official Name

Whilst the unofficial name is the Wuhan Coronavirus, the WHO discourages labelling a virus after geographical locations, countries or people.

Although the coronavirus hasn’t been given an official name yet, the WHO suggested the name “2019-nCoV”. The number 2019 is the year, as it was first reported in late December 2019. After the number is ‘n’, which stands for novel, as it appears to be a new form of coronavirus.

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