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Novel Corona Virus (nCoV)

Current context: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that it has been closely monitoring the spread of Novel Corona Virus (nCoV).
Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) 
  • The out-brake of the virus has reported 41 confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (nCoV) including one death from Wuhan, China on 5th January 2020.
  • According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the preliminary investigations suggest a link to the seafood market.
  • WHO has denoted Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as Wuhan coronavirus or Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus.
  • The Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) affects humans which cause illnesses to people and also circulate in animals including camels, cats and bats.
  • It has seen limited human to human transmission and the risk at a global level is perceived to below.
  • The Health Ministry has issued a travel advisory to the passengers travelling to and from China on the issue.


Q.1 The out-brake of the Novel Corona Virus is recently happened in which country?
a. Japan
b. Oman
c. China
d. Indonesia
Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 18, 2020 Rating: 5

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