COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.
The disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks.
These droplets can land on objects and surfaces around the person such as tables, doorknobs and handrails.
(World Health Organisation, 2020)