Novel Coronavirus

Humanity Road has activated to produce a special report with outbreak information in all current countries reporting confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The following report includes health agency information by country. The Wuhan coronavirus has killed at least 491 people and infected more than 24,500 others in 25 countries since the first cases were reported in December.


  • Summary: As of February 5, 2020 two cases of infections are known and confirmed.
    • 80 persons were evacuated by plane and set under quarantine, thus far no infections were identified. Russia has set up a quarantine area in Siberia’s Tyumen region for Russians being evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. All evacuated citizens will be held in quarantine for 14 days source
  • Case Count: 2 confirmed cases as of Feb 05, 2020
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency
  • Resources: Guidance from Russian tv news

Sri Lanka


  • Summary: DORSCON Level Yellow. Singapore Ministry of Health there is no need to avoid places where persons with suspected or confirmed cases of the 2019-nCoV infection have been. The risk of infection from transient contact, such as in public places, is low. There is also currently no evidence of community spread. Source Clarifications on Misinformation regarding 2019-nCoV Source
  • Case Count: 28 confirmed cases, 289 tested negative, 20 cases pending Source
    • Feb 4 MOH Press Release: Confirmed cases of local transmission of novel coronavirus infection in Singapore. Source
    • Feb 5 MOH News release: Four More Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus Infection in Singapore Source
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency: Ministry of Health Singapore
  • Resources: Coronavirus updates The Government will give every Singapore household a pack of 4 masks from 01 Feb to 09 Feb 2020. Source
    • Feb 4 Advisory to Residential and Community-based Facilities on Additional Precautionary Measures Source
    • Feb 4 General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of novel coronavirus in Singapore – MTI, MOM. NTUC, SNEF Source
    • Feb 4 Advisory to Parents: Precautionary Measures in Preschools – 2019-nCoV – Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Source


  • Summary: The National Center for Microbiology (CNM) confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in La Gomera, (Canary Islands) on Friday, January 31.
    • Feb 3 Friday, a group of 21 Spaniards flew out of the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and arrived in Madrid on an airplane chartered by the United Kingdom. They have been quarantined at a military hospital in the Spanish capital. source
  • Case Count: 1 confirmed case as of Feb 5, 2020
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare
  • Resources: Coronavirus updates


  • Summary: January 31, 2020 Sweden confirmed its 1st citizen with coronavirus who was isolated and treated at Ryhov County Hospital.
    • Feb 3 Swedish government declared classified the new coronavirus as an illness that is dangerous to society.
    • Feb 3 The Swedish Foreign Ministry “Utrikesdepartementet” and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency “MSB” brought home twelve Swedish citizens from China.
    • As of February 5, 2020 Swedish government has restricted travel to Hubei province in China and Hong Kong. source
  • Case Count: 1 confirmed case as of Feb 05, 2020
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency Public Health Agency of Sweden
  • Resources: Coronavirus updates


  • Summary: “Thailand confirmed six new cases of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, four of them Thai nationals and two Chinese, bringing the total to 25, the highest number outside China” 4 Feb Jakarta Post
    • Alert Level 3 : Avoid travel to affected areas Source
  • Case Count: 25 confirmed cases as of Feb 05, 2020
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency Thai Ministry of Public Health
    • Department of Disease Control Hotline 1422
  • Resources:
    • Ministry Coronavirus updates
    • Recommendations for Educational Institutes (Primary phase of the widespread outbreak) (January 29, 2020 update) PDF
    • Recommendations for Working Spaces and Organizations (January 30, 2020 update) PDF
    • Infographics

The Republic of Korea

  • Summary: South Korea reported three new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday (Feb 5), including two South Korean men who attended a conference in Singapore where they both came into contact with a Malaysian man infected with the same virus. This brings the total number of coronavirus patients in South Korea to 19. source
  • Case Count: 19 confirmed cases as of Feb 05, 2020
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Resources: Coronavirus report


United Arab Emirates

  • Summary: On January 29, 2020, United Arab Emirates Confirmed First Cases of the New Coronavirus in the Middle East. source Coronavirus cases in UAE to be treated free of cost, insurance not necessary. source UAE ministry issues new guidelines for schools on coronavirus. Any student, staff or associated family member who has flown in from China in the past 14 days, is to be exempted from school. source source The UAE’s civil aviation authority has announced that all flights to and from the People’s Republic of China (with the exception of Beijing) will be suspended as of February 5, 2020 until further notice. source
  • Case Count: 5 confirmed cases as of Feb 05, 2020
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention
  • Resources: Dubai Coronavirus updates س كورونا الجديد – Novel coronavirus

United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

United States


  • Summary: Vietnam declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus epidemic and said it would halt all flights to and from mainland China. The government advised its citizens to limit large gatherings. Trade and exchanges with China are discouraged during this time. As of 3 Feb all Vietnamese and foreigners entering Vietnam from China will be quarantined for 14 days source source
  • Case Count: 10 confirmed cases as of Feb 05, 2020 source
  • Deaths: None
  • Health Agency Vietnam Ministry of Health
  • Resources:

Education and Prevention

  • WHO Free Online Course: Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control Source
  • Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Download PDF
  • Hong Kong: Fact sheet of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent
  • WHO National capacities review tool for a novel coronavirus (nCoV) Source
  • Risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (‎‎2019-nCoV) Download World Health Organization PDF here PDF
  • Singapore: Masking up: how and when you should do it Source
  • USA: Via HealthCare Ready: “The WHO is using their rumor control platform to dispel misinformation about the virus. The public should look to only trusted sources, such as the CDC and WHO, for accurate information about coronavirus. Misinformation about the outbreak, the response, and the disease itself is being spread via social media.”
  • Thailand: Infographics
  • USA: Pandemic Preparedness
  • USA: CDC Coronavirus updates
  • USA: National Library of Medicine Novel Coronavirus Special Information
  • USA: OSHA Preparing Workplaces for Pandemic


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Maritime / Shipping / Ports

If you are travelling on a cruise ship, the CDC offers a cruise ship sanitation with scorecard

Cruise Line updates

  • Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan: 2,500 passengers and 1,000 crew members quarantined after passenger diagnosed with coronavirus” 02 Feb 2020 CNN
  • Carnival Cruise lines: “All booked guests who have traveled to/from or through mainland China in the 14 days prior to their departure will not be allowed to sail, consistent with guidelines issued by CLIA,” CNN
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines has implemented mandatory temperature checks for all passengers, regardless of origin or destination. Travelers whose temperatures are above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 C) will not be allowed to board
  • MSC Cruises, for example, canceled Shanghai stops and replaced them with Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore CNN
  • Crystal Cruises subbed in Taipei for Hong Kong. CNN

Maps and Situation Reports

Pictures and Videos

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