OVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China, late last year. According to the World Health Organisation, this strain of coronavirus has not previously been identified in humans.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has recently been declared a pandemic by the WHO. It can spread rapidly from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth when a person carrying COVID-19 coughs or sneezes.
The Australian Department of Health says it will most often cause respiratory infections.
Keeping safe during this time is about minimising the risk of spreading or catching COVID-19. For the full govenment advice on keeping safe click here