About Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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About COVID-19

COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.  WHO first learned of this new virus on 31 December 2019, following a report of a cluster of cases of ‘viral pneumonia’ in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China.

It is possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has just a mild cough and does not feel ill. People with no symptoms can spread COVID-19. The time between exposure to COVID-19 and the moment when symptoms start is commonly around five to six days but can range from 1 – 14 days.  

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