Coronaviruses are large groups of viruses that are common amongst animals. These viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold.
COVID-19 has been declared an international pandemic. While it is necessary to take it seriously, it is important not to panic. Be informed and take the instructions to prevent the spread of the virus seriously: wash your hands with soap regularly, practise social distancing, and seek medical help if you are ill.