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What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
What are the symptoms?
People may experience:coughfevertirednessdifficulty breathing (severe cases)
Is coronavirus fatal?
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
How it spreads?
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
How to protect yourself?
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you: DoWash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubCover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneezeAvoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwellStay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell Don’tTouch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
How many cases are there?
You can visit our interactive application map that keeps tracking COVID-19 statistics in real-time.
Can pets get the coronavirus disease?
At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the virus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets.
Can you contract the coronavirus disease by touching a surface?
People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
I’m having anxiety attacks
1. Avoid EXCESSIVE exposure to media coverage
2. CONNECT through calls/text/internet
3. Add EXTRA time for daily stress relief
4. PRACTICE self-care
5. Focus on your MENTAL healthFor Kids
1. Reassure them that they’re SAFE
2. Let them TALK about their worries
3. Share your COPING skills
4. Limit their NEWS exposure
5. Create a ROUTINE & structureFor Quarantine/Isolation
1. Keep in CONTACT with your loved ones via social media, texts and phone calls
2. Create a daily SELF-CARE routine
3. Keep yourself BUSY: games, books, movies
4. FOCUS on new relaxation techniques
5. Eat HEALTHY
Please read our article about Managing Corona Virus (COVID-19) Anxiety