GK Questions and Answers on Coronavirus

A novel (new) coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China and still, it is expanding not only in China but across the world. The death caused due to coronavirus rose to 1,868 on 18 February, 2020 in China and the total number of confirmed cases jumped to 72,436. What is coronavirus? Let us solve a quiz based on coronavirus.    
Feb 18, 2020 12:20 IST
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GK Quiz on Coronavirus
GK Quiz on Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease is named by the World Health Organisation on 11 February, 2020 as "COVID-19".  World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global emergency on 30 January, 2020. An investigation is going on to determine more about this outbreak.

1. What is Coronavirus?
A. It is a large family of viruses.
B. It belongs to the family of Nidovirus.
C. Both A and B are correct
D. Only A is correct.
Ans. C
Explanation: Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses and belong to the Nidovirus family or Nidovirales order, which includes Coronaviridae, Arteriviridae, and Roniviridae families.

2. World Health Organisation on 11 February, 2020 announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak? What is the new name of the disease?
B. COVn-19
C. COnV-20
D. COnVID-19
Ans. A
Explanation: WHO named the disease that is caused by the novel coronavirus as COVID-19.

3. The first case of novel coronavirus was identified in .....
A. Beijing
B. Shanghai
C. Wuhan, Hubei 
D. Tianjin
Ans. C
Explanation: The first case of novel coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

How does Coronavirus spread?

4. Which of the following diseases are related to coronavirus?
C. Both A and B
D. Neither A nor B
Ans. C
Explanation: Coronavirus may cause illness from the common cold to more other serious diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

5.  Mild Symptoms of Novel coronavirus are:
A. Fever
B. Cough
C. Shortness of breath
D. All the above
Ans. D
Explanation: People infected with novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV reported with mild symptoms namely fever, cough and shortness of breath. Whereas other common symptoms may include runny nose, headache, sore throat, a general feeling of unwell, etc.

6. From where coronavirus got its name?
A. Due to their crown-like projections.
B. Due to their leaf-like projections.
C. Due to their surface structure of bricks.
D. None of the above
Ans. A
Explanation: Due to their crown-like projections on the surfaces coronaviruses got their name. The virus resembles a crown when viewed under an electron microscope. "Corona” in Latin means "halo" or "crown".

7. What are the precautions that need to be taken to protect from the coronavirus?
A. Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing.
B. Add more garlic into your diet.
C. Visit your doctor for antibiotics treatment
D. Wash your hands after every hour.
Ans. A
Explanation: According to WHO, a person can take precautions by covering the nose and mouth while sneezing via tissue or an elbow. Then, immediately throw the tissue into a closed dustbin.

I hope, you got ample knowledge regarding coronavirus through questions and answers.

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