What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Novel coronavirus, known as (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that affects your lungs and airways.

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