The coronavirus which was first reported in Wuhan late last year has quickly spread around the world. The Chinese authorities have locked down many cities in China's Hubei province, and some international flights to China have been suspended.
The first cases of what was then a mystery illness were reported in December in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province. Wuhan has a population of 11 million which is larger than London or New York. The virus has spread rapidly, claiming 26 lives by January 22, jumping to 80 five days later, and to 170 by the morning of January 30.