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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Global Biological Disaster

The word ‘corona’ in Latin means ‘crown’ and symbolizes the general characteristic of this group. In the coronavirus family, which is divided into four groups as Alpha-, Beta-, Gamma- and Delta, COVID-19 belongs to the Beta-coronavirus 2b family. Although 70% of this species show similarities with SARS-CoV, it was determined that there was a new and different type of coronavirus. COVID-19 is a single chain enveloped RNA virus.