by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/12/20, 12:20 pm
China on Wednesday recorded the second straight day of decline in the number of new cases of the viral pneumonia now called COVID-19. The country’s National Health Commission said Tuesday it tallied 2,015 new cases of the coronavirus, down from nearly 3,900 new cases in a single day one week ago. The World Health Organization announced the new name, which is an abbreviation of “coronavirus disease” with the year it was first detected to ensure a “standard format” for any future outbreak, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.