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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that emerged in Wuhan, China which is the causative organism for the highly contagious respiratory illness called COVID-19, has now grown to become a global pandemic. This novel coronavirus which possesses a lower fatality rate than SARS and MERS, has a higher infectivity rate and unique pathogenic pathways which, as of now have not yet been completely explored. Therefore, on the basis of published evidence and scientifically backed hypothesis, we intend to systematically summarise the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, possible treatment protocols for COVID-19 and prevention, so as to understand what works and why. This review aims to unbiasedly observe and interpret all available data on the current pandemic and its causative virus, so as to offer a detailed clinical account of the disease and possible methods to combat it, in a condensed and singular format.