What is Corona Virus or COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new virus that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus. Previous corona viruses include SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), a close cousin of COVID-19 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Symptoms include a fever (of at least 38°C), a cough and shortness of breath, however having these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19