Magical Creatures or New Hexes? Muggles Calling It COVID19

By: Selevas Amagus

In a series of unprecedented events, one right after another, the Department of Mysteries and The Department of Magical Creatures have undergone a joint collaboration to understand what the muggle world has identified as COVID19.

Interestingly enough, not a single Wizard or Witch has been known to contract what the World Health Organization has deemed a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. Regardless of it not affecting the magical community, the department of International Magical Cooperation has been following cases of the “virus” in muggles throughout multiple countries in an attempt to understand its pattern of contraction.

When we caught up with Edward Scot, the Lead Liaison Minister, he had the following to say regarding the situation:

“At this point in time we’re not sure why The Wizarding world is not being affected by COVID19. We have no recorded cases of contractions. I do know that the Department of Mysteries is looking into how a hex may have contributed to this outbreak, and that the Department of Magical creatures is performing autopsies on deceased muggles to look for connections to any magical animals.”

In an interview, the Lead Liaison could not provide any definitive answers for The world of magic, but it is important to note that they are looking into hexes and magical creatures as viable possibilities to this malady that has muggles more frantic than Magical Community was the last time an Erumpent was set loose in Diagon Alley.

One important warning the the department of International Magical Cooperation  wishes to share with the world of magic is this:

“Even though Muggles have taken to boarding up in their homes, we must continue to adhere to the International Statute of Secrecy and safeguard our community from the Muggles. Some wizards have been seen in the empty streets of London wearing robes, using magic and failing to conceal themselves because so many Muggles seem to have gone into hiding. One group of young Wizards was even discovered by a group of Muggles playing Quidditch out in the open on the countryside! Took a whole team of Oblivators to rectify the situation. Despite these unusual times, I remind you to stay vigilant and avoid notice from the Muggle community.”

Could a Wizard or Witch have conjured a hex that only affects muggles? Is a new, un-identified magical creature responsible for the novel disease muggles and no-majs are contracting? Why is our Wizarding community immune to this pandemic?

There seems to be an abundance of confusion and misinformation infiltrating the media at this time about the circumstances surrounding this malady. But one thing is for sure, The Daily Prophet will continue to follow up on the ongoing circumstances that are alluding both the muggle and the magical world.

Until then, Witches and Wizards, remember to keep your wands and broomsticks clean (Scourgify!) and stay out of sight of the Muggle community while we get to the bottom of this mysterious ailment.

Comments (60)

      • oh yes i am muggle born myself and know just how awful it is. I’m starting my second year at Hogwarts this fall. This covid19 thing I think is a hex, because the wizarding world may not have found all the charms, spells and curses. so any wizard or witch could have found a new one

        • Your young… I’m starting fifth year this term, Audrey Truong-Ravenclaw-Half blood-Seeker, dating Lex Marich-Ravenclaw-Muggle born-Chaser. Have you heard of me or Lex? I am very excited for O.W.Ls.

        • I’m on my fourth year at Hogwarts and it’s pretty hard trying to school work on a computer. I’m trying to go to Hogwarts to become an Auror but it’s gonna be difficult due to this hex that the Muggles call Covid-19.

      • it might be some sort of pure-blood’s idea of a prank on all the muggle born kids. a couple of my friends have gotten it, and they were all muggle born. probably a seventh year, because its a complex hex.

  • That is quite some interesting news. I am muggle-born myself, and living without any wizard family members, it is quite difficult for me to use any magic to fix problems for the ministry. Don’t worry, I work in the Ministry of Magic.

    • I very much think it’s Umbridge too Sophia. Cause Umbridge made Harry write ”I must not tell lies.” in his own BLOOD when she was the Defence against dark arts teacher.

        • Mr. Snape, that’s a point but it doesn’t matter whether she works at the ministry of not. Mrs. Potter and Miss Sophia are right. Umbridge would do anything to harm muggleborns and muggles. P.s. Mr. Snape, your sacrifices for this world are great💚💚💚, honestly, we❤️you xoxo

          – Varsha Iyengar
          First-year Gryffindor, Hogwarts

        • By the way, Mr. Snape, are you writing from the Afterlife or is it your portrait writing here? If it’s actually you writing from the Afterlife, I am glad you are still in touch with all of us modern day witches and wizards! 💚💚💚 we❤️you XOXO

          – Varsha Iyengar
          First-year Gryffindor

    • #Harbor Chienonami__StubbornRavenclaw

      Lol. But to think of it, it is possible; Umbridge mostly hates Muggle-borns, and to hurt them ( she would do ANYTHING), she might as well put a teeny hex on them. I hope the Ministry finds out the last spell Umbridge used with her wand. But Umbridge is not that dumb– she might use a different wand from someone else loyal to her. The Ministry better search who did this.

  • So, the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures have began to do autopsies of Muggles now, have they? Preposterous! I mean, really, what ARE the point of the Muggle Liaison Office, if not to keep an open line of communication with the Muggle Prime Minister in times like this. And come to think of it, what is the British Institute for Muggle Studies doing these days, exactly? Playing gobstones?

  • I am a witch and I am in Hogwarts now. I think its a death eater behind all this. I vote that we try to find that death eater. I am on the search myself at Hogwarts. So, I request the magical community to keep a look out for the Death Eater.

      • Aquarices,

        Some did in fact flee and were not captured. The dark marks on their arms scarred over but there are many still out there today that are unbeknownst to the Ministry of Magic’s registry of modern Death Eaters.

        The Prophet has speculated for some time now that it could in fact be a new order of Death Eaters that are among us.

        • #Harbor Chienonami__StubbornRavenclaw

          True. But are there any clues in their secret headquarters? Maybe a string of hair? Also, did that incorrigible Fenrir Greyback get thrown into Azkaban? Even if he’s not fully a Death Eater, he still supported Volde– er, sorry— You-Know-Who. I recently found out that my friend in Slytherin is afraid of its name.

  • Since this Covide19, is all around the globe. Would be possible that the Death Eaters, are around the globe as well, but unable to be detacted?

  • A Random Ravenclaw

    I’m a muggle-born witch, and living in a house of 5 muggles, I also must stay quarantined to avoid suspicion of the muggle cops.

  • this is a dangerous thing. I think the Death Eater’s are behind this. As this is all around the globe are Death Eater’s too?

  • I truly believe that this pandemic in the muggle world is a hex. Though I think that this pandemic was caused by a witch/wizard fooling around with magic. As dark witches and wizards would have made this illness spread to the muggle community and the magical community, to create an environment suitable for world take over. With everything said I do wish the muggles to take care and stay safe.

    • I quite agree Evelyn, are you a pure blood because my dad is a muggle and he is lucky that he gets to stay in a home with protection charms so covid19 can’t get in. We are also keeping up with my dads mates (muggles) and it sounds absolutely HORRIBLE, it also sounds achingly familiar for when decades ago Death eaters and You Know Who was extremely powerful and it was a danger to leave homes. I still don’t forgive that revolting squib, J.K Rowling for spilling our magical history and turning it into books. It is also such an offence for them to make a MOVIE about it. My grandmother was equally furious because she said it was EXTREMELY HORRIBLE back then! It is a little relieving that muggles think it’s just some made up story but that is also an offence and J.K Rowling got FAMOUS for it! What a sickening squib. Honestly!

  • My dad is a muggle (me is half blood) and he had to stay in a protected house full of charms with us. His friends have been keeping in touch with us and it sounds hpHOREUBLE. Not being allowed to meeting your friends or going shoPing

    • #Harbor Chienonami__StubbornRavenclaw

      No. As a half-blood, the Muggles call it a virus. And viruses are very, very, tiny. Not-been-able-to-see-with-a-naked-eye tiny. Perhaps the Ministry can do SOMETHING to find all this mess… if it IS a hex or curse.

  • Anna Catherine Ruff

    How horrible! While I do not know any muggles myself, several muggle born friends have told me about the fearful aura surrounding muggles these days.

    A reminder to all that muggles are not weak, nor are they stupid. Please remember that!

  • I don’t think it was a hex or a curse or any type of spell. I willing to bet that a nundu got loose somewhere and started a virus.

  • RavenclawClassof2015

    Visiting my mates and family here in the United States and I must Say that these Muggles are perhaps handling it the most poorly of anyone.

  • Leave it to the muggles to ruin the world, no hate on them but they are always getting them selves in messes and having us caught in the cross fire!

  • A Muggle Lover Who Loves Muggles

    The Muggles have been making this “Counter Potion” to inject into other Muggles arms. Do you think their “Counter Potion” would actually work against the hex? I’m a bit concerned for the Muggles…

    • #Harbor Chienonami__StubbornRavenclaw

      I’m not sure… and also, they’re not called potions– they’re called vaccines. Kind of like potions, except, you don’t drink it.

  • Anonymous Gryffindor

    This might be some kind of hex! Thank god we can still go back to school (Hogwarts), I’ve been missing Alex! (Alice Granger-Weasley/Gryffindor/5th year/Quidditch Captain/Currently dating Alexander Diggory, 5th year as well)

    • #Harbor Chienonami__StubbornRavenclaw

      Aww, how nice. I’m in 2nd year, and I have no interest in boys. Most of the boys in my common room are disgusting.

    • I miss my boyfriend too. Can’t wait to see him! (Luna Potter-Weasley/Slytherin/6th year/Prefect/Right now dating Joel Granger-Weasley, 7th year)

  • Jeremy Sun (7th Year Gryffindor)

    Is it possible the virus is related to bats? My muggle cousins in america are telling me that they get targeted for being asian americans. Sort of like how pure-bloods used to treat us muggle-borns. Also, I’m wondering if this will affect this year’s N.E.W.Ts exams.

  • COVID 19 is So confusing……Either it’s a hex or a curse. I remember someone saying that it could be a death eater but I don’t believe that. If also could be related to bats. A lot of people said that it’s related to bats.

  • I just read on the muggle-web that it is actually a germ, it is so tiny that you can’t see it but it can cause death if absorbed.

  • I’m a witch muggle-born, and hide in muggle word as nurse assistant and I think this is a hex and can affect some of us!! It was created by a group of witches and dark wizards. Not a single witch or wizard can do without help of the dark. I survived this hex and was able to protect my loved ones. However I must admit it’s was such a dangerous and exhausting fight. Fighting against the unseen it’s very challenging. Unfortunately, this “virus” (like muggles called it) as mutated. Now it’s more dangerous, contagious and deathly than before! I would recommend just to be vigilant and safe.

  • Hey, I’m not sure how to get back to Hogwarts, I’m a first year, not very good at Muggle devices (though I’m Half-blood)… What ‘Web-Site’ do I have to go to? Any idea guys?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Email Signup

    Your Email

    About Us

    The Daily Prophet is committed to upholding the factual, non-biased and historically accurate reporting of all events in The world of magic.

    Featured In



    The intellectual and creative property found on THEDAILYPROPHET.NET is the exclusive right of it's owner(s) and does not belong to THEDAILYPROPHET.NET. Any duplication, re-creation or distribution of the content found here is prohibited and legal action will be taken if it is found to be so.

    This website has no affiliation with Harry Potter, the Wizarding World or Warner Bros and is independent of all parties.

    HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: © & ™ WBEI. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

    NOTICE OF INTENT: This website was created as canon to the world of magic and serves as a medium for fan-fiction writers and contributors to showcase their works. We are a small group of supporters to J.K. Rowling's continued legacy and only wish to promote an ongoing interest among new and old fans.