According to the CDC, it is likely that this virus comes from an animal source, but it is being transmitted from person to person, either by coughing or sneezing.
The CDC has not directly recommended that citizens wear face masks to protect themselves from the virus, although it has been found that the spread is limited from person to person between close contacts. On January 23, authorities in Wuhan, where the virus originated, quarantined citizens of this region to limit its spread. Despite this, until today the COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 1,380 people in Hubei province, registering 116 deaths in the last 24 hours, the AFP news agency said. According to the WHO, you should wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
When coughing or sneezing, the mouth and nose should be covered with the flexed elbow, or with a handkerchief; after this, the scarf should be thrown away immediately. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the generosity of the United States in the battle against the coronavirus. Pompeo announces shipment of 17.8 tons of aid to China for coronavirus
It is recommended to stay at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from other people, particularly those who cough, sneeze, and have a fever. Because when someone with a respiratory illness, such as a COVID-19 infection, coughs or sneezes, they project small droplets containing the virus, and if they are too close, they can be inhaled. Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth, as many surfaces that may be contaminated are touched with the hands. If an individual develops fever, cough, and shortness of breath, immediate medical attention is required, and it must be specified whether they have travelled to an area of China where the presence of COVID-19 has been reported.