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This page documents a brief overview of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit English Wikipedia for a more comprehensive series of timelines.

Global

  • 17 November 2019 (WHO.svg−115 dayssrc): Earliest suspected case[1]
  • 01 December 2019 (WHO.svg−101 dayssrc): Earliest traceable and confirmed patient[2]
  • 31 December 2019 (WHO.svg−71 dayssrc): China reports "a cluster of cases of pneumonia" to World Health Organization (WHO)[3]
  • 01 January 2020 (WHO.svg−70 dayssrc): WHO sets up the IMST (Incident Management Support Team)[3]
  • 10 January 2020 (WHO.svg−61 dayssrc): WHO publishes guidance online with advice to all countries on how to detect, test and manage potential cases[3]
  • 12 January 2020 (WHO.svg−59 dayssrc): China publicly shares the genetic sequence of COVID-19[3]
  • 13 January 2020 (WHO.svg−58 dayssrc): First case outside of China confirmed (in Thailand)[3]
  • 30 January 2020 (WHO.svg−41 dayssrc): WHO declares COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)[3]
  • 03 March 2020 (WHO.svg−8 dayssrc): WHO releases Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19[3]
  • 11 March 2020: World Health Organization (WHO) declares COVID-19 a pandemic[3]

Countries with organizations on Accountability Wiki

Overview

Country First confirmed case Emergency preparedness activation National activity restrictions Sources
Canada 25 January 2020 15 January 2020 (Flag of Canada.svg−10 dayssrc) None [4][5][6][7]
Netherlands 27 February 2020 N/A 23 March 2020 (Flag of the Netherlands.svg+25 dayssrc) [8][9]
France 24 January 2020 N/A 23 March 2020 (Flag of France.svg+59 dayssrc) [10][11]
United Kingdom 31 January 2020 19 March 2020 (Flag of the United Kingdom.svg+48 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (Flag of the United Kingdom.svg+52 dayssrc) [12][13][14]
United States 20 January 2020 13 March 2020 (Flag of the United States.svg+53 dayssrc) None [15][16][7]

Canada

  • 15 January 2020 (Flag of Canada.svg−10 dayssrc): Federal government activated its Emergency Operations Centre[4]
  • 25 January 2020: First laboratory-confirmed case (in the city of Toronto)[5]
  • 16 March 2020 (Flag of Canada.svg+51 dayssrc): Federal government closes border to non-residents[6]
  • 20 March 2020 (Flag of Canada.svg+55 dayssrc): Federal government closes borders[7]

Provinces and territories

Province or territory State of emergency declared Stay-at-home order Sources
Alberta 17 March 2020 (WHO.svg+6 dayssrc) 28 March 2020 (WHO.svg+17 dayssrc) [17]
British Columbia 18 March 2020 (WHO.svg+7 dayssrc) None [18]
Manitoba 20 March 2020 (WHO.svg+9 dayssrc) None [19]
New Brunswick 19 March 2020 (WHO.svg+8 dayssrc) None [20]
Newfoundland and Labrador 18 March 2020 (WHO.svg+7 dayssrc) None [21]
Northwest Territories 18 March 2020 (WHO.svg+7 dayssrc) 21 March 2020 (WHO.svg+10 dayssrc) [22]
Nova Scotia 22 March 2020 (WHO.svg+11 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [23]
Nunavut 18 March 2020 (WHO.svg+7 dayssrc) None
Ontario 17 March 2020 (WHO.svg+6 dayssrc) 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) [24]
Prince Edward Island 16 March 2020 (WHO.svg+5 dayssrc) None [25]
Quebec 12 March 2020 (WHO.svg+1 dayssrc) 21 March 2020 (WHO.svg+10 dayssrc) [26]
Saskatchewan 18 March 2020 (WHO.svg+7 dayssrc) 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc) [27]
Yukon 18 March 2020 (WHO.svg+7 dayssrc) 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc) [28]

Netherlands‎

  • 27 February 2020: First laboratory-confirmed case (in the city of Tilburg)[8]
  • 12 March 2020 (Flag of the Netherlands.svg+14 dayssrc): Federal government announces restrictions on public gatherings[29]
  • 23 March 2020 (Flag of the Netherlands.svg+25 dayssrc): Federal government announces stricter social distancing rules[9]

France

  • 24 January 2020: First laboratory-confirmed case (in the city of Bordeaux)[10]
  • 23 March 2020 (Flag of France.svg+59 dayssrc): Government places limits on activities out of the home[11]

United Kingdom

  • 31 January 2020: First laboratory-confirmed case (in the city of York)[12]
  • 13 March 2020 (Flag of the United Kingdom.svg+42 dayssrc): Government postpones local elections for one year[30]
  • 19 March 2020 (Flag of the United Kingdom.svg+48 dayssrc): Government passes legislation providing emergency powers to numerous government agencies[13]
  • 23 March 2020 (Flag of the United Kingdom.svg+52 dayssrc): Government implements a national lockdown[14]

United States

  • 15 January 2020 (Flag of the United States.svg−5 dayssrc): First known travel-related case entered the United States[31]
  • 20 January 2020: First laboratory-confirmed case (in the state of Washington)[15]
  • 13 March 2020 (Flag of the United States.svg+53 dayssrc): Federal government declares a national state of emergency[16]
  • 20 March 2020 (Flag of the United States.svg+60 dayssrc): Federal government closes borders[7]

States and territories

State or territory Stay-at-home order Closure of non-essential services Sources
Alabama 04 April 2020 (WHO.svg+24 dayssrc) 28 March 2020 (WHO.svg+17 dayssrc) [32][33]
Alaska 28 March 2020 (WHO.svg+17 dayssrc) 28 March 2020 (WHO.svg+17 dayssrc) [32][33]
American Samoa None None
Arizona 31 March 2020 (WHO.svg+20 dayssrc) 31 March 2020 (WHO.svg+20 dayssrc) [32][34]
Arkansas None None [32]
California 19 March 2020 (WHO.svg+8 dayssrc) 19 March 2020 (WHO.svg+8 dayssrc) [32][33]
Colorado 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc) 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc) [32][33]
Connecticut 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [32][33]
Delaware 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) [32][33]
District of Columbia 01 April 2020 (WHO.svg+21 dayssrc) 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) [32][33]
Florida 03 April 2020 (WHO.svg+23 dayssrc) 03 April 2020 (WHO.svg+23 dayssrc) [32][35]
Georgia 03 April 2020 (WHO.svg+23 dayssrc) 03 April 2020 (WHO.svg+23 dayssrc) [32][36]
Guam None 20 March 2020 (WHO.svg+9 dayssrc) [37]
Hawaii 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) [32][33]
Idaho 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) [32][33]
Illinois 21 March 2020 (WHO.svg+10 dayssrc) 21 March 2020 (WHO.svg+10 dayssrc) [32][33]
Indiana 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) [32][33]
Iowa None 22 March 2020 (WHO.svg+11 dayssrc) [32][38]
Kansas 30 March 2020 (WHO.svg+19 dayssrc) 30 March 2020 (WHO.svg+19 dayssrc) [32][39]
Kentucky 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc) 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc) [32][33]
Louisiana 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [32][33]
Maine 02 April 2020 (WHO.svg+22 dayssrc) 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) [32][33]
Maryland 30 March 2020 (WHO.svg+19 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [32][33]
Massachusetts 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) [32][33]
Michigan 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) [32][33]
Minnesota 27 March 2020 (WHO.svg+16 dayssrc) 27 March 2020 (WHO.svg+16 dayssrc) [32][40]
Mississippi 03 April 2020 (WHO.svg+23 dayssrc) 03 April 2020 (WHO.svg+23 dayssrc) [32][33]
Missouri 06 April 2020 (WHO.svg+26 dayssrc) 06 April 2020 (WHO.svg+26 dayssrc) [32]
Montana 28 March 2020 (WHO.svg+17 dayssrc) 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc) [32][33]
Nebraska None None [32]
Nevada 01 April 2020 (WHO.svg+21 dayssrc) 20 March 2020 (WHO.svg+9 dayssrc) [32][33]
New Hampshire 27 March 2020 (WHO.svg+16 dayssrc) 27 March 2020 (WHO.svg+16 dayssrc) [32][33]
New Jersey 21 March 2020 (WHO.svg+10 dayssrc) 21 March 2020 (WHO.svg+10 dayssrc) [32][33]
New Mexico 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) [32][33]
New York 22 March 2020 (WHO.svg+11 dayssrc) 22 March 2020 (WHO.svg+11 dayssrc) [32][33]
North Carolina 30 March 2020 (WHO.svg+19 dayssrc) 30 March 2020 (WHO.svg+19 dayssrc) [32][33][41]
North Dakota None 03 April 2020 (WHO.svg+23 dayssrc) [32]
North Mariana Islands None None
Ohio 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [32][33]
Oklahoma None 01 April 2020 (WHO.svg+21 dayssrc) [32][33]
Oregon 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [32]
Pennsylvania 01 April 2020 (WHO.svg+21 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [32][33]
Puerto Rico 15 March 2020 (WHO.svg+4 dayssrc) 15 March 2020 (WHO.svg+4 dayssrc) [32][42]
Rhode Island 28 March 2020 (WHO.svg+17 dayssrc) 28 March 2020 (WHO.svg+17 dayssrc) [32][43]
South Carolina 07 April 2020 (WHO.svg+27 dayssrc) 01 April 2020 (WHO.svg+21 dayssrc) [32][44]
South Dakota None None [32]
Tennessee 31 March 2020 (WHO.svg+20 dayssrc) 31 March 2020 (WHO.svg+20 dayssrc) [32][33]
Texas 02 April 2020 (WHO.svg+22 dayssrc) 02 April 2020 (WHO.svg+22 dayssrc) [32][45]
U.S. Virgin Islands 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [46]
Utah None None [32]
Vermont 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) [32][33]
Virginia 30 March 2020 (WHO.svg+19 dayssrc) 30 March 2020 (WHO.svg+19 dayssrc) [32]
Washington 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) 23 March 2020 (WHO.svg+12 dayssrc) [32][33]
West Virginia 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc) [32][33]
Wisconsin 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) 25 March 2020 (WHO.svg+14 dayssrc) [32][33]
Wyoming None None [32]

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