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The Coronavirus (covid-19) Quiz


  1. The virus was first identified in which Chinese city?
  2. How many seconds is the minimum you should wash your hands as good practice for protection?
  3. 'WHO' is a specialized agency responsible for international public health, what does the acronym 'WHO' stand for?
  4. What word describes an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents or worldwide?

  5. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO, was Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012 in which country?
  6. What is the name given to the critical care temporary hospitals set up by NHS England?
  7. COBR (or COBRA) is often associated with the British government co-ordinating actions, what does COBR stand for?
  8. Coronavirus gets its name from the spike shapes seen on the virus under the microscope, what does corona mean in latin?
  9. What would is being used by the government to describe its measure to financially support an employer or employee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  10. Who was appointed United Kingdom Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in July 2018?
  11. The availability and need for PPE is constantly in the news, what does PPE stand for?
  12. Governments around the world have been monitoring the 'R number' to determine when to ease lockdown restrictions. What does the 'R' stand for?
  13. Name the United Kingdom professor and coronavirus adviser who resigned after disobeying the lockdown rules that he helped create?
  14. What three digit NHS number is a free-to-call non-emergency medical helpline operating in England, Scotland and parts of Wales?


  1. Wuhan
  2. 20 seconds
  3. The World Health Organization
  4. Pandemic
  5. Kenya
  6. The NHS Nightingale Hospitals
  7. Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms
  8. Crown (the viruses have crown-like spikes protruding from their surfaces)
  9. Furlough
  10. Matt Hancock
  11. Personal Protective Equipment

  12. Reproduction number
  13. Neil Ferguson
  14. 111