A coronavirus is a group of viruses. They are known to cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and the novel coronaviruses (COVID – 19). The COVID-19 virus was first discovered in humans in December in 2019. Since then, the virus has since spread across the world with everyone at risk of infection.
The primary modes of transmitting the illness include contact with infected persons through coughing and sneezing. Droplets from the nose are also infectious. As a preventive measure, you should avoid contact with infected persons, wash hands frequently and thoroughly. To prevent infection, people should also avoid touching their faces.