COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the most newly found Coronavirus. Illnesses caused by COVID-19 infection is usually mild in the case of children and young adults. However, to date, there is no vaccine or specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19.
COVID-19’s symptoms include a fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Some patients may have symptoms like body aches, a sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion or diarrhea. These symptoms usually begin gradually and are mostly mild in nature. Some people who become infected may not show any signs or symptoms of the disease. According to the WHO, about 80% of people who get infected recover without any special treatment. People with underlying medical problems such as diabetes and those who are above of the age of 60 are more like to develop a more severe illness. People who have had symptoms such as a cough, fever an difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
- Regularly washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Maintain a 2 meter distance between yourself and others whenever possible.
- Practice social distancing and quarantine yourself.