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nCoV stands for Novel Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.[1] On 12 February 2020, the novel coronavirus was named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) while the disease associated with it is now referred to as Covid-19.[2]

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  1., About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), last retrieved on 10 February 2020.
  2. * ECDC, Threats and outbreaks, Covid-19, last retrieved on 5 March 2020.
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