Corona Virus Spreading to Countries ( Between January-March)

Timeline created by Kitty_G
  • The Corona Virus strikes outside of China's borders

    "The outbreak reaches beyond China for the first time, with the first international case confirmed in Thailand." (ABC.Net)
  • The virus spreads to Japan, Korea and America

  • The virus spreads to Europe for the first time.

    "France confirms its first three cases. Two are hospitalised in Paris and one in Bordeaux." (ABC.Net)
  • Wuhan placed under lockdown

    "Wuhan goes in to lockdown — flights and trains are blocked, public transport is halted. Later, the travel ban will extend to private cars." (ABC.Net)
  • Australia is hit by the virus

    "Australia confirms its first case of the corona virus — a Chinese national who flew into Melbourne on a flight from Guangzhou on January 19. Three more cases are identified in NSW and are held in isolation in hospital in Sydney." (ABC.Net)
  • The US, France and Japan signal their plan to evacuate citizens on chartered flights.

  • The virus has now been detected in 16 countries

    "Germany confirms its first case — a man who caught the virus from a colleague who has been in China. It's the first instance of human-to-human transmission of the virus in Europe. The virus has now been detected in 16 countries: Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, the US, Vietnam and Germany." (ABC.Net)
  • The virus spreads to the Middle East ,United Arab Emirates and India confirms its first case

    "The virus spreads to the Middle East for the first time, with the first case detected in United Arab Emirates. India confirms its first case." (ABC.Net)
  • Global health emergency declared

  • Australia announces tough new restrictions on passenger arrivals from China

    "Australia announces tough new restrictions on air passenger arrivals from China, denying entry to anyone who has left or transited through mainland China from February 1." (ABC.Net)
  • Coronavirus deaths surpass SARS outbreak, with 811 people killed across China and more than 37,198 infected.

  • Egypt reports its first case

    "The first case of the new corona virus spreading to the continent of Africa." (ABC.Net)
  • Iran reports its first two cases of the virus

    "Iran reports its first two cases of the virus, and just hours later, their deaths." (ABC.Net)
  • South Korea reports its first death from the virus.

  • Italy records its first death from corona virus

    "Italy records its first death from coronavirus, with the first case of local transmission in the northern region of Lombardy." (ABC.Net)
  • Italy shuts down the final days of its Venice carnival

  • New cases are detected in the Middle East, in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq and Oman.

  • "there have been more new cases reported from countries outside China than from in China"

    The WHO says that "for the first time … there have been more new cases reported from countries outside China than from in China". (ABC.Net)
  • The first case of the new corona virus in South America

    "A man in Brazil who had travelled from Italy was confirmed to have the virus — the first case of the new corona virus in South America." (ABC.Net)
  • Australia activates its emergency plan.

  • Cases begin to rise in Spain, France and the UK.

  • All of Italy is placed in lockdown

    "All of Italy is placed in lockdown, imposing unprecedented travel restrictions on the country of 60 million people." (ABC.Net)
  • Lockdowns in Europe and emergency response in the US

    "Spain imposes a lockdown —with cases rapidly approaching 5,000 and more than 120 deaths. US President Donald Trump declares coronavirus a national emergency and signals some $70 billion in funds to combat the disease." (ABC.Net)
  • Australia's measures mirror New Zealand's strategy.

    Australia announces anyone arriving from overseas will be forced to self-isolate from tomorrow onwards. The measures mirror New Zealand's strategy.
  • Australia enforces more bans

    "A ban is placed on Australians travelling abroad. "We are upgrading the travel ban on Australians to level four for the entire world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said." (ABC.Net)
  • The measures mirror New Zealand's strategy.

    "By now, several countries in South America, the Middle East and Europe have closed their borders to foreign travellers. Australia soon will soon follow suit.
    The UK declares schools will be closed indefinitely." (ABC.Net)
  • Australia Has closed its borders

    " Australia has closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. Travel will be restricted to Indigenous communities in Australia to prevent the spread of the virus." (ABC.Net)
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson request social areas to close

    "British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells cafes, pubs, restaurants, gyms and cinemas to close, while the UK Government signals it will subsidise 80 per cent of wages lost due to coronavirus." (ABC.Net)
  • Australia announces a $66 billion package

    Australia announces a $66 billion package in a bid to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Australia places similar ban to the UK

    "In Australia, all bars, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, places of worship, casinos and gyms are closed. In Victoria, schools will close from tomorrow." (ABC.Net)
  • Australia bans BBQs