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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): What parents should know

UNICEF provides practical information on COVID-19 and what parents should know.

The disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’

UNICEF provides practical answers to common questions asked by parents.

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