In the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, China, a series of cases of pneumonia occurred. On January 9, 2020, the Chinese health authorities announced that it is a new corona strain (2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that usually cause respiratory infections of varying severity in humans and animals. It is estimated that about a third of upper respiratory infections in humans can be caused by coronaviruses.
The National Agency for Public Health (EODY) is monitoring developments from the beginning and is in constant contact with both the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). EODY remains vigilant about possible cases of the disease in travelers while it has already issued and systematically updates information material and specialized instructions, which you can find on our website.