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.