What is COVID-19/Coronavirus?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, to more severe conditions such as pneumonia, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome (SARS). The COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus is new and not previously known.
The source of the current outbreak hasn’t been confirmed yet but is being investigated. From the evidence available so far, it appears that human-to-human transmission is occurring.