Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): What parents should know - ދިވެހި ބަހުން

How to protect yourself and your children

Mother with child


The Dhivehi translation of what parents should know about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) so that you may know how to protect yourself and your children.

The document covers the following areas in Dhivehi.

  • What is a ‘novel’ coronavirus?
  • COVID-19 has been described as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. What does that mean? 
  • There’s a lot of information online. What should I do?
  • How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
  • What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
  • How can I avoid the risk of infection?
  • What is the best way to wash hands properly?
  • Should I wear a medical mask?
  • Does COVID-19 affect children?
  • What should I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?
  • What should I do if a family member displays symptoms?
  • Should I take my child out of school?
  • What precautions should I take for my family if we travel?
  • Can pregnant women pass coronavirus to unborn children? 
  • Is it safe for a mother to breastfeed if she is infected with coronavirus?
  • I’m worried about bullying, discrimination and stigmatization. What’s the best way to talk about what’s happening?
  • What is UNICEF doing to help?