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The coronavirus may run rampant in some countries least prepared to deal with it. If that happens experts say the virus could become endemic.

COVID-19 has been found in 30 countries, and as it continues to spread, experts told Business Insider many countries lack the capacity to contain it.
The lobby of the 5-star Marco Polo Wuhan hotel is pictured deserted as guests and visitors stay away due to the COVID-19 virus affecting the city of Wuhan in Hubei province on January 29, 2020.

A 5-star hotel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has opened its doors to emergency workers and stranded guests. Here’s what i...

The staff of Marco Polo Wuhan are delivering room service to guests and exercising daily at 10 a.m. as the city fights the coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus outbreak could cost Vietnam $4 billion in lost tourism in just 3 months, according to the country’s department of tourism

The coronavirus outbreak "is expected to cause huge damage to Vietnam's tourism industry in the short and medium-term."

A day-by-day breakdown of coronavirus symptoms shows how the disease, COVID-19, goes from bad to worse

The first symptom is typically a fever. By day five, patients may have difficulty breathing. By day 10, some are admitted to the ICU.
A woman dons a makeshift protective face shield at a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Chinese researchers just confirmed that patients can transmit the coronavirus without showing symptoms. A woman passed it to 5 relatives.

A woman tested positive for the coronavirus but she never became physically ill. Her family members, however, developed fevers.
The Diamond Princess became the host environment for the largest number of COVID-19 cases outside China, at least 620.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship, where at least 634 people caught the coronavirus, is setting sail again in April. Here’s how it’s being ...

A spokesperson for Princess' parent company Carnival Corp. said the ship will be sprayed with a standard disinfectant after the COVID-19 outbreak.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The coronavirus outbreak is reaching a global tipping point, and the window to contain it is ‘narrowing,’ according to WHO

"This outbreak could go any direction," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that "it could even be messy."
A person throws a stone at a police van in Novi Sanzhary, Ukraine on February 20, 2020.

A crowd in Ukraine threw bricks at buses carrying coronavirus evacuees from Wuhan to quarantine

The buses were attacked in Novi Sanzhary on Thursday night. Nobody on board has tested positive for the coronavirus — the quarantine is a precaution.
A medical worker puts on protective suit before entering a sports center which has been converted into a makeshift hospital to treat patients of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, February 12, 2020.

While the world focuses on the coronavirus, people in China with other illnesses may pay a price long after the outbreak ends

"People with preexisting conditions, they're the ones who may suffer," Tolbert Nyenswah, a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins University, said.
The cruise ship Diamond Princess anchored at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 7, 2020.

2 people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have died from the coronavirus

The deaths came amid initial groups of passengers disembarking from the ship this week, and hundreds being evacuated back to the US.