What is a coronavirus? What is COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses commonly infecting people and animals. They’re liable for up to one-third of respiratory infections in children and adults, starting from a standard cold to more severe illness, like pneumonia. Historically, these viruses are liable for several respiratory illness outbreaks around the world, including SARS, MERS and now COVID-19. The official name of the novel coronavirus is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As of 11 March 2020, the WHO has declared COVID-19 an epidemic, which doesn’t ask the severity of the disease but rather the geographic spread of it where the likelihood of community spread is high.

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