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What is COVID-19

COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019.

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).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans and on Tuesday the 17th March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official designation of COVID-19.

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