The outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) have been reported throughout the world since December, 2019 till date, thus being regarded as a pandemic. This novel respiratory infection has been tagged COVID-19 and has since raised a global health concern, leading to severe mortalities. It has brought back memories of the global pandemic of SARS in 2003 which has been presumed to be of animal origin, sharing 96% similarity to a bat coronavirus. This is the first pandemic known to be caused by the emergence of a new coronavirus. This virus has also been tagged as Wuhan virus, as its outbreak was traced to its discovery at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan, China PR.
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