How does coronavirus (2019-nCoV ) spread?

Because viruses need to get into our cells they need a route of entry to infect us. 

This new coronavirus does seem to be able to spread from person-to-person, but we don’t yet fully understand how this happens. Some other coronaviruses are spread through droplets in the air from coughs and sneezes from an infected person.

Investigations are underway to work this out so that we can understand how best to protect ourselves.