1. Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19) is a new respiratory illness that can easily be spread from person to person.
    2. COVID-19 is spread through contact with droplets produced by a person who is sneezing or coughing or contaminated surfaces or objects.
    3. COVID-19 can cause severe symptoms like fever, cough, headache, body aches and difficulty in breathing.
    4. COVID-19 is preventable through;
    –Washing your hands with soap and running water or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer,
    – Keeping a social distance of at least 2 metres or 2-3 steps from people with flu-like symptoms.
    – Avoiding shaking hands, hugging or kissing with people with flu-like symptoms.
    – Staying at home and avoiding travel when you have flu-like symptoms.
    5. Early detection and treatment can contribute greatly to survival of the patient.

  • Signs and Symptoms

    Some common symptoms that have been specifically linked to COVID-19 include:

    • shortness of breath
    • having a cough that gets more severe over time
    • a low-grade fever that gradually increases in temperature
    • fatigue

    Less common symptoms include:

    • chills
    • repeated shaking with chills
      sore throat
    • headache
    • muscle aches and pains
    • loss of taste
    • loss of smell
  • Prevention

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
  • Follow the directions of your local health authority.