Coronavirus Chat

A dedicated chat room for discussing the Covid-19 Virus

What is the Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Should I worry about Covid-19?

Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care. It is therefore quite normal for people to worry about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones.

How can I avoid catching the Coronavirus

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions from the NHS website:

Do:

Do NOT:

Live Information Government Website Links

Coronavirus condition overview - United Kingdom NHS

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)

Live Coronavirus Affected UK Map

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Live Worldwide Coronavirus Map

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