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What is Coronavirus or COVID-19

What is Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19?

It is a new respiratory disease which is highly contagious and it is spread mainly from person- to-person.

What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?

  1. High body temperature
  2. Coughing and sneezing
  3. Sore Throat
  4. Headache
  5. Difficulty in breathing


  1. The symptoms start within 14 days of being infected.
  2. If you have these symptoms, visit the nearest health facility for medical attention or contact Ministry of Health emergency teams on hotlines: 0729471414 and 0732353535

How is COVID-19 Prevented?

  1. Wash hands regularly with soap and running water or boiled and cooled water or using and alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  2. Cough or Sneeze into a disposable tissue or bent elbow and wash hands immediately. Dispose the tissue in a trash or burn it
  3. Maintain a distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  4. Avoid shaking hands, hugging with people with flu-like symptoms
  5. Stay home and avoid travelling when you have flu-like symptoms
  6. Person with a cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance and avoid mixing with others in a crowd
  7. Maintain good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing with a handkerchief, tissue or into flexed elbow
Information from Ministry of Health

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