1. What is Coronavirus?
2. What are the symptoms?
3. How to protect yourself and prevent the spread?
4. How COVID-19 spreads?
1. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
2. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
3.You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
+ Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
+ Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
+ Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
+ Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
4.The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.