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Coronavirus : Staying safe in Sheffield

Understanding the name

You have probably seen different names of the coronavirus appearing in multiple sources, with the term COVID-19 popping up most frequently. COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the infamous virus, which is also known as "the" coronavirus/novel coronavirus.

Credit : NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

The word corona means crown. Its appearance closely resembles the corona of the sun, which scientist observed under a microscope in 1968.

What can I do?

WHO have characterised Coronavirus(COVID-19) as a pandemic and the outbreak has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

In the midst of confusion and alarming times with the global spread of COVID-19, we would like to remind everyone to stay safe, practice good hygiene, wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your face.

Reduce the need to stay in public and stay healthy.

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If you suspect that you have the virus, please do not go to your GP, call 111 and spend some time to read the official UK government Stay at home guidance for more information.

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