In 1960s, Coronaviruses were first recognized. It is called corona because of their crown-like shape. A coronavirus is like any other common virus that usually causes an infection in your nose, sinuses or throat. Most coronaviruses are not dangerous. However, some type of coronaviruses are serious. In January 2020, following a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified a new type, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).