16 November 2020

Coronavirus disease-COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), What you need to know to protect your family Click   here  to access UNICEF produced materials. Share it with friends and family. Everyone is talking about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and everywhere you look there’s information on the virus and how to protect yourself from it. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting…, What is a ‘novel’ coronavirus?, A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’ The COVID-19…, How does the COVID-19 virus spread?, The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing), and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The COVID-19 virus may survive on surfaces for several hours, but simple disinfectants can kill it.  , What are the symptoms of coronavirus?, Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely, the disease can be fatal.  These symptoms are similar to the flu (influenza) or the common cold, which are a lot more common than COVID-19. This is why testing is required to confirm if someone has…, How can I avoid the risk of infection?, Here are four precautions you and your family can take to avoid infection:   Wash your hands frequently using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub  Cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of used tissue immediately Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms Seek medical care…