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What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness which can affect the lungs and airways.

Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever and respiratory symptoms including coughing and shortness of breath.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Website: NHS 11 check if you have coronavirus symptoms (opens in a new window)