Jun 29, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area

Timeline: How the global coronavirus pandemic unfolded

Here are some key developments as the novel coronavirus spread around the world:

Dec. 31, 2019: China alerts the World Health Organization of 27 cases of “viral pneumonia” in the central city of Wuhan. Authorities shut down a wet market in Wuhan the next day, after discovering some patients were vendors or dealers.