What Does Covid-19 mean? (Coronavirus)

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The new coranavirus has been named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization, WHO, according to AFP. “Co” stands for corona, “vi” for viruses, and “d” for the English word for disease, “disease”. Covid-19 stands for coronavirus disease 2019

The virus that causes covid-19 is named SARS-CoV-2. Covid-19 was identified in China in December 2019.



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