What Is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that began in China in 2019. The disease is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Public health groups, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and WHO, are monitoring the pandemic and posting updates on their websites. These groups have also issued recommendations for preventing and treating the illness.
Symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms can be very mild to severe and include a fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some people have no symptoms. It spreads from person to person among those in close contact.
How To Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus?
WHO and CDC recommend following these precautions for avoiding COVID-19:
Avoid large events and mass gatherings.
Avoid close contact (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters) with anyone who is sick or has symptoms.
Keep distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community, especially if you have a higher risk of serious illness.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Use Surface Disinfectant Cleaner etc.
Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw away the used tissue.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch on a daily basis.
Stay home from work, school and public areas, except to get medical care.
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Stay home This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
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