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What is Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 is a novel (new) strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, Hebei Province, China.


According to the updated clinical and epidemiological features of the emerging virus, the novel coronavirus ​is considered to be very similar to many coronaviruses that are typically transmitted from animals to humans. However, this novel virus is reported to have been transmitted from human to human with a course of illness that ranges from mild to moderate symptoms in the majority of people with the infection. Nevertheless, severe symptoms and complications or even death may occur in people who suffer chronic diseases and lowered immunity.

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