The whole world is buzzing about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. And no wonder — the virus has spread around the whole world, having become a pandemic.
To be able to join a conversation on the topic you might need some useful words and phrases. Don’t worry, we got you covered and prepared a list of collocations that can be applied when talking about other diseases too.
First of all, we need to remember that COVID-19, is highly contagious (= it can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact from one person to another). The scientists are still not sure whether animals can act as carriers of the disease.
The symptoms of the coronavirus include fever (= high temperature), respiratory difficulties (= problems with breathing) and cough.
To prevent a further spread of the virus, the governments might decide to place the country on lockdown (=close the borders). It is knows that some universities, museums, and other public places have been shutdown (=closed), and public events cancelled.
How can you stay healthy? First of all, remember to often wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, use a hand sanitizer. Make sure to avoid high-traffic areas.
Stay healthy and safe!