The current coronavirus epidemic is the epidemic of a respiratory illness caused by a virus identified and termed as COVID-19 short for Coronavirus Disease 2019. The designation of the new virus is now officially –“severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as assigned by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. This virus is genetically related to but different from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses (SARS-CoV)(WHO, 2020).

WHO has declared it as a pandemic. 

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