Pictured is a transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first US case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with the spherical viral particles, colourised blue, containing cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. At least 20 countries have reported their first coronavirus cases in the past week. Photo: Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin/Centres for Disease Control and Prevention handout/AFP Pictured is a transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first US case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with the spherical viral particles, colourised blue, containing cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. At least 20 countries have reported their first coronavirus cases in the past week. Photo: Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin/Centres for Disease Control and Prevention handout/AFP
Pictured is a transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first US case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with the spherical viral particles, colourised blue, containing cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. At least 20 countries have reported their first coronavirus cases in the past week. Photo: Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin/Centres for Disease Control and Prevention handout/AFP

New cases in South Korea exceed those in China as coronavirus sweeps the globe

  • Deadly illness has now spread to every continent except Antarctica, as China’s situation shows signs of stabilising
  • Respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan says China has much to share with other countries in fighting the epidemic

Topic |   Coronavirus South Korea
Pictured is a transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first US case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with the spherical viral particles, colourised blue, containing cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. At least 20 countries have reported their first coronavirus cases in the past week. Photo: Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin/Centres for Disease Control and Prevention handout/AFP Pictured is a transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first US case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with the spherical viral particles, colourised blue, containing cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. At least 20 countries have reported their first coronavirus cases in the past week. Photo: Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin/Centres for Disease Control and Prevention handout/AFP
Pictured is a transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first US case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with the spherical viral particles, colourised blue, containing cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. At least 20 countries have reported their first coronavirus cases in the past week. Photo: Hannah A Bullock and Azaibi Tamin/Centres for Disease Control and Prevention handout/AFP
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