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Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that infect mammals and birds, causing respiratory infections such as the common cold and SARS in humans, and that have spikes of glycoproteins projecting from the viral envelope.

[corona + virus (so called because when a coronavirus virion is viewed under an electron microscope, the fringe of projections from the viral envelope resembles the solar corona during a solar eclipse ).]


(Pathology) a type of airborne virus accounting for 10-30% of all colds
[C20: so-called because of their corona-like appearance in electron micrographs]
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Legislative preparations are underway to include the novel coronavirus as a notifiable infectious disease under the law, the Centre for Health Protection announced today, adding that legislative amendments will be gazetted tomorrow with immediate effect.
The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) yesterday issued an alert for the healthcare workers to watch out for the novel coronavirus, which has caused severe infections in two persons across the world.
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