Coronavirus in Australia- A factual text

Coronavirus in Australia – A Factual Text

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that affect animals. Coronaviruses can also move from animals to humans. Coronavirus is a contagious infection that causes an illness called COVID-19. It can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact with an infected person. The coronavirus is thought to have begun in China in Wuhan at a local meat market.  

According to John Hopkins University, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened more than 614 million people and caused the death of over 6.5 million people around the world.

COVID-19 spreads primarily by person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets that become airborne when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. 

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, and difficulty breathing. 

We can prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by washing our hands, using hand sanitiser, keeping a high immune system, using face masks, and getting vaccinated. We should avoid hand-to-hand contact with other people and maintain a safe distance from them. 

Coronavirus affected Australia in many ways. There were six lockdowns, and Melbournians had to stay in lockdown for 262 days. There was panic buying, and people were fighting over toilet paper. Many businesses had to close down. Students could not attend school and had to study online.  

Universities and biotechnology companies developed vaccines to protect people from COVID-19. The most popular in Australia are Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business. More people are working and studying online.


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