The corona virus is believed to have its origin in Wuhan City, China. Despite the Chinese government's efforts to quarantine the virus, the disease has now spread to other parts of Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Infected people show symptoms that are similar to pneumonia, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Coronavirus was first reported to the WHO on December 31 last year. Chinese researchers have found that the pathogen is genetically very similar to the SARS virus that spread almost 20 years ago. The coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. Older people who have a previous health problem are particularly at risk.