The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a major public health issue of the globe. Little data is available about the epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, progression and host response etc. Scientists all over the world are making efforts to unveil various aspect of the disease including the risk factors associated with disease severity and mortality and have reported possible association of age, underlying health issues, smoking etc. The Solution Pakistan has submitted a grant to WHO EMRO in collaboration with University of Management Technology, Lahore to identify the potential risk factors associated with disease severity in COVID-19 patients in Pakistan. Dr Hassan Mehmood, Chief Operating Officer is the Co- Investigator of the proposed study.