Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals. In 2019 the COVID-19 strain was discovered in Wuhan, Eastern China, and to date has caused 2,912 deaths within the mainland.
Further outbreaks in Iran, Italy and South Korea led the World Health Organisation to designate Covid-19 a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK from low to moderate. [Read more…]