All-new Discovery Special on Coronavirus to air on March 31

Published: 30 March 2020 - 5 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira
The rapid spread of COVID-19, a novel form of coronavirus, has become the defining global health crisis of our time.

Seemingly overnight, the virus has changed our daily lives and the way we interact within our very own communities.

But how did we get here? And what insight can we learn from scientists and experts? Pandemic: COVID-19, a one-hour special, gives an in-depth look at the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe on Tuesday, March 31 at 9pm KSA on Discovery Channel.

As many have heard through the news, COVID-19 is believed to have jumped from animals to humans in a market in Wuhan, China.

Experts will shed light on its treatment and transmission, which initially baffled doctors and scientists who first encountered early patients who fell ill. The special will also look at how within a matter of weeks, COVID-19 spread throughout China and beyond, alarming healthcare professionals and scientists.

The special will also trace the origin of the outbreak in the United States to the first patient, its rapid spread in Seattle and probe the dramatic and unexpected transmission across the country. Viewers will hear from the leading experts in medicine on the frontlines as well as academia, government officials and patients with first-hand accounts.

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