- Corona-virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that can be spread through droplets of saliva or discharge from an infected person.
2.It caused by a new strain of virus called corona-virus.
3. CO stands for corona, ‘ VI ‘ for virus, and ‘ D’ for disease . The number 19 refers to the fact that the disease was first detected in 2019.
4.It was formerly known as 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.
5.It was officially named as COVID-19 by WHO on February 11, 2020.
6.The virus and disease were first detected in Wuhan, China on December 31,2019.
7.From March 2020,it began to spread rapidly in over 60 countries across the globe.
8.The symptom is simillar to most respiratory illness such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
9.Those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to fall victims.
10.The elderly one with weak immune system are more vulnerable to the virus