epa08219063 A worker wearing a protective suit disinfects a residential area in Beijing, China, 15 February 2020. Beijing officials ordered everyone returning to the city after the holidays to go into quarantine for 14 days in order to control the spread of coronavirus. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The outbreak, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has so far killed at least 1,526 people with over 67,000 infected worldwide, mostly in China. EPA/WU HONG