is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2
or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2.
Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue,
shortness of breath, and loss of smell and taste.
While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms,
some progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS),
multi-organ failure, septic shock, and blood clots.
The time from exposure to onset of symptoms
is typically around five days but may range from two to fourteen days.
during close contact often via small droplets
produced by coughing, sneezing and talking.
People may also become infected
by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face.
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands
or wash them with soap and water.
- Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and others.
- Avoid going to crowded places.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Make sure you, and the people around you,
This means covering your mouth and nose
with your bent elbow or tissue
when you cough or sneeze.
Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands.
- Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms
Have someone bring you supplies.
If you need to leave your house,
wear a mask to avoid infecting others.
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing,
but call by telephone in advance if possible
and follow the directions of your local health authority.
Source: Read These Q&A On Coronaviruses (COVID-19) From WHO