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Coronavirus disease named Covid-19

Coronavirus disease named Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19.

The word coronavirus refers to the group of viruses it belongs to, rather than the latest strain.

Researchers have been calling for an official name to avoid confusion and stigmatisation of any group or country.

The virus itself has been designated SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Source: BBC

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