Can coronavirus spread through cough and sex? Here's all you need to know

Whether you catch the infection or not depends on how close you get and how long you are near the person


People can catch the virus from others. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose

BS Web Team New Delhi
Coronavirus is highly contagious and is spreading at a lightning speed around the world. The virus has already infected people in close to 70 countries. According to the World Health Organisation, there are 92,819 confirmed cases and 3,164 deaths
reported globally. In India, total number of confirmed cases rose to 28 on Wednesday after an Italian tourist in Jaipur tested positive. So what is coronavirus and how can it be transmitted? Here is what you need to know:

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such

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First Published: Mar 04 2020 | 8:42 AM IST

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