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What is coronavirus? | What is coronavirus? | Birmingham City Council

Scheduled maintenance

Due to essential maintenance some of our forms will be unavailable today (28 January 2020) from 6:30pm to 10pm. We apologise for any inconvenience. Coronavirus (COVID-19) National lockdown: Stay at Home

What is coronavirus?

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 (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus that affects your lungs and airways.