Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of virus under which there are many kinds. The newly identified disease that has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness is called COVID-19. This disease started in China and since it is zoonotic in nature, it is thought to have spread from either a snake or bat to humans. COVID-19 made its first appearance in Wuhan, China in the month of December in 2019.

The virus has now spread across the globe and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared its risk status to be very high even on a global scale. Common signs of the infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing
difficulties. In more severe cases, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. The WHO recommends that people regularly wash their hands, cover their mouth when they cough and sneeze and avoid contact with anyone who is known to have symptoms of the disease.

The WHO suggests that you remain at least 3 feet away from anyone who is sneezing or coughing as they can spray small liquid droplets that may contain the virus. People must also avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth as your hands could have touched a
contaminated surface and may transfer the virus into your body. You must also ensure that you contact health professionals immediately if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of the disease. It is important that in these trying times we follow instructions set by the WHO and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that we continue to be healthy.

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