What is coronavirus, how did it start ?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
- COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019.
- The animal source of Covid-19 has not yet been identified, but the original host is thought to be bats.
- COVID-19 symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing, and some cases have caused death.