The World Health Organisation (WHO),referred novel coronaviruses as a large family of viruses that has the tendency to cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
According to the health experts, a slight difference is the symptoms makes coronavirus a deadly pathogen, the common cold is caused by a different strain of virus to the Covid-19.
Most coronaviruses, such as the common cold, cause mild infection in the upper respiratory tract and produce comparatively minor symptoms such as a stuffy nose, sore head and sore throat.
People who contract Covid-19 suffer from respiratory systems that can cause coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and fever. The infection can also cause pneumonia, kidney failure and the most serious case is death.
Meanwhile, flu is caused by a number of different influenza viruses. Flu is very infectious and easily spreads to other people, and is likely to be passed on to another person with the first five days of infection.
Flu symptoms can be slightly more serious than those associated with the common cold, with some people experiencing a loss of appetite, diarrhoea or tummy pain, feeling sick and being sick.
In the most serious cases, flu can also cause pneumonia.
In most people, common cold symptoms usually peak within the first two to three days of infection, while the effects of Covid-19 appear two to 14 days after exposure.