What actually is COVID-19 ?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can make people sick.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that is caused by a newly discovered form of Coronavirus.

COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that was unknown before the outbreak that started in Hubei Province, China in December 2019.

Most people who become infected with COVID-19, around 80%, will only experience mild symptoms and will full recover without treatment. Some people, around 15%, will experience moderate symptoms and a small number, around 5% may experience severe symptoms.

It is very important that you know how to protect yourself, family and the wider community.