"A decision was made to assign a new disease a temporary name" pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus," the statement reads.
The name in English is Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia, abbreviated NCP.
Recall, according to recent data, the death rate from the coronavirus epidemic in China amounted to 803 cases.
As we reported earlier, at least 25 Ukrainians are on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
In particular, the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health, referring to the data of the International Health Regulations Coordinator of Japan, reported about 26 citizens of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - about 25 Ukrainians.
"The national MSME coordinator of Japan announced on February 5 about 26 citizens of Ukraine aboard this cruise ship," the report reads.