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Say Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Chinese
新型冠状病毒 (xīn xíng guān zhuàng bìng dú) is the full Chinese name of Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. It is a new type of coronavirus strain that has never been found in the human body before December 2019. On January 12, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) named the coronavirus “2019-nCoV”. Later on February 22, China’s National Health Commission named this novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia disease to be “新冠肺炎” in Chinese, in company with a formal English name “COVID-19”.
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