India, Feb. 14 -- Coronavirus, which emerged from Wuhan city in China's Hubei province in December last year, quickly spread across the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) took time to declare it a health emergency (it did so weeks later), and later named it Covid-19. The virus has caused 1,380 deaths, has infected 63,851 people and spread across 28 countries. In the middle of rumors and reports, here is all you need to know about the virus.

What is Covid-19?

It is a new strain from the coronavirus family (hence the initial name novel coronavirus or n-CoV) which affects the respiratory system in humans. Other examples of the virus are Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. It has...