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COVID-19, the name for this particular coronavirus, is a new illness that can affect the body’s lungs and airways.
This is a new kind of this type of virus, and it is spreading around the world, which is why you have probably seen it on the news. It’s called a coronavirus because “corona” means “crown” in Latin – and the virus looks like it’s wearing a spiky crown.
Mostly it makes people cough, and feel like they have a bad cold or flu, and also feel very tired. Some people who have other health conditions may become more sick from it and may need to be looked after in hospital.
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