Empty supermarket shelves, a global hand gel shortage, constant breaking news stories: coronavirus, or COVID-19, is everywhere. As the medical world still gets to grips with the illness, studying its symptoms and causes, we still don't have concrete information on how it's spread. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, affecting your lungs and airways. It belongs to the same family of viruses like the common cold or the flu, with similar symptoms of a cough, high temperature and shortness of breath. Judging by its high transmission speed, coronavirus is believed to spread via cough or sneeze droplets. These droplets end up on our hands, and can then end up infecting us with the virus.