Tuesday, March 3, Covid-19, the first case of a new coronavirus disease in Ukraine's Chernivtsi region, reports UNIAN.

The infected person is a native who has returned from Italy. The man traveled with his wife, who is currently in self-isolation.

The couple returned to Ukraine by car crossing the border from Romania. The Ukrainian authorities have identified people who could have contacted the man, including border guards.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the disease that causes the new coronavirus. It is called "Covid-19". The new name is made up of the words "corona", "virus" and "disease". The number 19, on the other hand, refers to the year in which the outbreak began. The first news of the outbreak came on December 31 last year.

As a reminder, the coronavirus itself is nothing new - it is a known group of viruses found in both animals and humans. However, a new type of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was identified last fall. Covid-19 is a disease caused by this virus. Previously, serious cases have been caused by the SARS coronavirus, or SARS-CoV, which has a reservoir of naturally occurring civet cats and possibly bats, and the MERS coronavirus, which has an infectious reservoir of unicameral camels. The source (reservoir) of Covid-19 infection is not yet known.