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China provisionally baptizes the disease caused by the new coronavirus with the acronym NCP

Mujer con mascara para evitar el contagio del nuevo coronavirus

Woman with mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus – Izzul Ahmad / BERNAMA / dpa

MADRID, Feb. 8 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Chinese Ministry of Health has baptized the disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan under the provisional name of 'novel coronavirus pneumonia' (NCP).

China provisionally baptizes the disease caused by the new coronavirus with the acronym NCP
China provisionally baptizes the disease caused by the new coronavirus with the acronym NCP

This Saturday at a press conference this new denomination has been announced that will be mandatory for all Chinese public administrations until a final name is chosen.

In addition, the Ministry has informed that it has already submitted a definitive proposal of name to scientific publications and journalists with the intention that it may be published in a matter of days.

The coronavirus has already killed 722 people in China – all Chinese minus one US citizen – and has infected 34,546 more, according to the latest official Chinese report. Worldwide there have been 724 deaths and more than 35,000 confirmed cases.

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