What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new disease that is part of the “large family” of coronaviruses. It is a pathogenic virus that causes a variety of illnesses in humans, ranging from “classic” colds to much more serious lung infections that cause, for example, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

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Some of the most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) include the following:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Aches and pains


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