<h4>Switzerland expanded its list of countries seen as having a heightened risk of coronavirus transmission, the government said on Thursday.<\/h4>\r\nThe people arriving from the listed countries must enter a 10-day quarantine to all outside Europe\u2019s passport-free Schengen zone. The list barring a score of exceptions, including Australia, Ireland, Japan, Canada, South Korea, and New Zealand.\r\n\r\nThe move, which aims to stem the spread of the coronavirus, takes effect on Saturday.\r\n\r\nOn Wednesday, Switzerland <a href="https:\/\/www.thejakartapost.com\/travel\/2020\/08\/06\/switzerland-adds-spain-to-coronavirus-quarantine-list.html" target="_blank">added<\/a> mainland Spain to the list. Travelers returning to Switzerland are required to quarantine themselves.\r\n\r\nIt is worth mentioning that the novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China. It has infected more than one million people and continues to spread across the world. Over 18 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Nearly 700,000 people have lost their lives.\r\n\r\nCases of the disease are continuing to surge in many countries, while others that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks are now seeing infections rise again.\r\n\r\nThe World Health Organization\u2019s (WHO) special envoy David Nabarro told BBC that the virus is capable of \u201csurging back really quickly\u201d and is \u201creturning all the time\u201d.\r\n\r\nThe virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses\u2019 family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.\r\n\r\nCoronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.\r\n\r\nThe name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning \u201ccrown\u201d or \u201chalo\u201d.\r\n\r\nOn February 11, WHO announced the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words \u201ccorona\u201d, \u201cvirus\u201d, and \u201cdisease\u201d.\r\n\r\n<img class="aligncenter wp-image-131509 size-full" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/06\/000_1SK5G5.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nIn December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.\r\n\r\nOn March 11, the WHO declared coronavirus a <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/who-declares-novel-coronavirus-global-pandemic\/" target="_blank">global pandemic<\/a> as the novel virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.\r\n\r\nTransmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person\u2019s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.\r\n\r\nCoronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.\r\n\r\nIt is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.\r\n\r\nThe virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.\r\n\r\nPeople across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.