Coronavirus and COVID-19
The novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been spreading in numerous countries since January 2020 - primarily due to infection via droplets. It causes COVID-19 respiratory disease with symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring the Coronavirus epidemic as a health emergency (PHEIC) and is continually reassessing the situation. Current assessments can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.