Subfamily of viruses in the family Coronaviridae

Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold, and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.

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Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday as he appealed again..
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The spread of coronavirus is giving rise to new social taboos in famously libertine, free-wheeling Amsterdam, with many no longer hugging their friends or..
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A raft of companies have applied to register trademarks in Australia including the words "COVID", "Corona" and "Quarantine".
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Coronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to a special task force and New Zealand went under lockdown. The U.S. Senate unanimously..
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Coronavirus restrictions meant Catholic priest Guillaume Le Floc’h officiated at Wednesday evening's mass in front of empty pews, so to make sure his flock..
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Around 2,000 people have been stranded for a week at Istanbul Airport by a shutdown of flights to stem the spread of coronavirus, the airport's operator said on..
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Dressed in hooded medical suits and protective goggles, Senegal's activist hip-hop group Y'en a Marre rap about washing hands, disposing of used tissues and..
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The "baile funk" dance parties have been called off. Some open-air drug markets are closed for business. Gangs and militias have imposed strict curfews...
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Denmark will extend until April 13 a nationwide lockdown that has closed schools and restaurants and kept most public sector workers at home in an effort to curb..
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Nearly 700 people have tested positive to COVID-19 in NSW and authorities are imposing restrictions, including a staged shutdown of social gathering spaces.
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Grace Dowell, a 63-year-old grandmother, has stopped grocery shopping and canceled all her doctor’s appointments. No one is allowed into her rural Maryland..
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As many as 300,000 European Union citizens are seeking repatriation due to the coronavirus outbreak, with Latin America and Southeast Asia two regions from where..
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Swimming Australia believes there could be a 'massive disadvantage' for athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

The first two members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and at least 22 others have said they are self-quarantining, many..
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Coronavirus is spreading "en masse" systematically across most of Brazil's regions, Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Thursday, adding that the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Like many Iranians, Mahnaz left Iran and settled in a western country 10 years ago after political restrictions in the Islamic Republic made it difficult for her..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Qatar's old industrial zone has emerged as a hot spot for coronavirus in the Gulf Arab state, putting at risk many migrant workers who live and work in the area..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Italy will remain under lockdown beyond previous deadlines due to expire later this month and in early April, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday, in..
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The coronavirus outbreak hammered Brazil on Wednesday, crushing local markets, infecting more members of the country's political elite and prompting loud..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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