7 August 2020, 16:56:16
The Coronavirus disease, also called COVID-19, is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus. The virus is deadly and is affecting the way we live.
Many people have had the coronavirus, over 10 million. The coronavirus causes symptoms such as a continuous cough and a fever, but not always.
The coronavirus is riskier for old people and people with other health problems, such as diabetes or obesity.
To stop other people getting the virus, you must stay at home with all of your family for a certain number of days (10 for adults).
The virus is thought to have come from animals from a seafood market in the South of China, where they had been selling creatures, such as chickens, snakes and bats. These animals then passed the virus onto humans.
It is thought that the best way to avoid the coronavirus is to keep your hands away from your face and wash them regularly. Another way is to wear a mask when going outside.
The scientific image of the coronavirus (Credit: Pixabay.com)