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Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

For the latest information, please view the GOV.UK website, NHS website or the Plymouth Newsroom.

View the dedicated COVID-19 section on the Plymouth Online Directory

Information about the virus

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.