In the Oxford dictionary was amended. Update was connected with coronavirus COVID-19. Reports about it “Газета.Ru”.
In an English dictionary, a word, or otherwise associated with the pandemic. Among them – WFH (an acronym for work from home – work from home), “social identification” (social distancing), “autarky” (self-isolation) and, in fact, he COVID-19.
According to the Executive editor of the dictionary Bernadette Paton, quoted by The Guardian, it was rare for lexicographers to observe exponential growth in the use of one word in a very short period of time, and when the word is in the vast majority of cases have dominated the global discourse.
COVID-19 in the dictionary has the following meaning – an acute respiratory disease in humans caused by a coronavirus, which can cause severe symptoms and death, especially in the elderly and other persons with concomitant diseases.