The new coronavirus, entitled COVID-19, was first identified in December 2019 in China, in Wuhan City. This new agent had never been previously identified in humans, having caused an outbreak in the city of Wuhan. The source of the infection is still unknown.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses known to cause disease in humans. The infection can be similar to a common flu or present as a more serious illness, such as pneumonia.
Everyone is asked to read the IGOT Contingency Plan, in order to learn about decisions, information, guidelines and procedures in case of suspected infection.
To clarify any doubt or report a suspicious case at IGOT: