COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
Symptoms include are fever, tiredness & dry cough. Some complain of body aches & pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Most people (80%) recover without needing special treatment. Around 1/6 of all people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill & develops difficulty breathing.
Older people & people with pre-existing medical conditions such as high BP, CAD, lung disease, cancer or diabetes may appear to develop serious illness more often than others.
ALL PEOPLE WITH MILD TO MODERATE FLU SYMPTOMS NEED NOT GET THEMSELVES TESTED FOR CORONA VIRUS. However people with fever, cough & difficulty breathing should seek medical attention & immediately seek quarantine.
People can catch infection from via small droplets from the nose or mouth through cough/exhalation. These droplets land on objects & surfaces around the person who can catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
Personal protection is the easiest & best way to stay away from getting infected
- Regularly clean/sanitize your h&s with an (>70%) alcohol-based h& rub or wash them with soap & water
- Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself & anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth
- Stay home if you feel unwell