Official information on the new corona virus

Here you can find information from competent authorities about the virus, spread of infection and handling of the outbreak.
Undersökning av coronavirus på sjukhuset Charité i Berlin, Tyskland. Foto: Christophe Gateau/TT.

The outbreak originated in the city of Wuhan in central China. However, cases have also been detected in other countries. The Public Health Agency of Sweden ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") considers the risk of the infection spreading in Sweden to be very low. 

It has been confirmed that a woman in the county of Jönköping is infected with the coronavirus, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden. This woman recently visited the Wuhan region of China. She is currently being cared for at Ryhov County Hospital, where she is being kept in isolation.

The Swedish government has classified the new coronavirus as an illness that is dangerous to society. This was done as a contingency measure in order for the agencies to be able to make quick decisions about quarantine if necessary.

The signs of infection are respiratory symptoms, fever and cough. A number of deaths have been linked to 2019-nCoV.  

There are strong indications that initially the virus has spread from animals to humans.
Now we know that the virus also infects through contact between people or through coughing and sneezing, according to The Public Health Agency of Sweden. 

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs strongly advises against all travel to Hubei province in China and to unnecessary travels to Zhejiang province because of the coronavirus. To limit spread of the virus, the local authorities have restricted travelling to some cities in the Hubei region. There are also restrictions in travelling between Hong Kong and China.

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