MANILA – China has a new name for the disease that causes more than a thousand deaths – quid-19.
At a press briefing Tuesday, WHO Director General Tedros Azanom Gribes announced the name, which he says focuses on the nature of the virus.
"Ko" and "V" come from the Corona virus. "D" means illness; and the first cases were seen in 19 years, standing in 2019.
"We had to find a name that didn't mention the geographical location, the animal, any individual or group of people, and that was related to the disease and the disease," said Gabriel.
The new name, which provides a standard form for any future corona virus outbreaks, was agreed by the World Health Organization, and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
By 6am on Tuesday (Geneva), WHO recorded 42,708 confirmed cases and 1,017 deaths due to viruses in China.
Most cases and fatalities are in Hubei and Wuhan, China's provinces.
Outside China, WHO recorded 393 confirmed cases and one fatality in 24 countries. (PNA)Source By: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1093610