Wuhan health officials announce the discovery of a viral pneumonia.
Taiwan contacts the World Health Organization (WHO) about the emergence of a viral pneumonia.
Taiwan begins health inspections for flight passengers from Wuhan, China.
WHO does not recommend health inspections for flight passengers from Wuhan, China.
Two experts from Taiwan visit Wuhan to gather information on the outbreak and control measures implemented in Wuhan.
WHO says there is no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus.
Taiwan’s CDC establishes the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)
First confirmed cases in the United States, Taiwan, and other countries.
China shuts down Wuhan city.
Taiwan restricts travel from China.
WHO chief says, “No need to evacuate from Wuhan, China.”
WHO declares a global health emergency.
The Trump administration restricts travel from China.
Taiwan successfully extracts a coronavirus sample, which could lead to the development of a vaccine.
The first coronavirus death outside of China is reported.
WHO says COVID-19 is not as deadly as other coronaviruses including SARS and MERS.
The number of infections in Europe spikes. Italy imposes city-wide lockdowns.
The United States records its first coronavirus death and announces travel restrictions.
WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic.
President Trump declares a national emergency.
France imposes nationwide lockdown.
Britain imposes nationwide lockdown.
The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases.
WHO chief calls on countries to be proactive: “Two months ago, we already wasted one chance, and the second chance must never be wasted again.”
WHO says there is no need for healthy people to wear face masks.
Taiwan announces the first wave of international humanitarian aid, donating a total of 10 million medical masks and other medical supplies.
Global cases top 1 million, and millions more lose their jobs.
Taiwan announces the second wave of international humanitarian aid, donating an additional 6 million medical masks.
Taiwan has 395 confirmed cases, 6 deaths, with no new cases on 4/15.