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The emerging Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) led to an outbreak of the respiratory disease "COVID-19" (coronavirus disease 19) in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Similar to previous outbreaks of human coronavirus infection, SARS-CoV in 2003[1],[2] and MERS-CoV in 2012 [3], the new SARS-CoV-2 infection causes clinical symptoms such as fever, dry cough, myalgia and/or fatigue. Some patients may suffer from pain or symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell (anosmia)/taste (ageusia) or diarrhoea. COVID-19 developed into a pandemic that spread rapidly in China and later worldwide.