Unprecedented Stage in Fight Against Coronavirus With Disease Rapidly Spreading

Xi Jinping acknowledges that it is China's "most critical health emergency" since 1949. WHO cautions that "the time for action is running out". Italy, Iran and South Korea see a sudden increase in cases.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A month has passed, and it feels like a century. On January 22nd, China went to sleep thinking that Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, had a problem with a few infections from the new coronavirus. On the 23rd it awoke to a quarantined city; another fifteen would meet the same fate, with approximately 60 million inhabitants.

Today, the outbreak is an epidemic that limits the displacement of hundreds of millions of people within China, has multiple outbreaks in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?