Parent's Guide to Coronavirus COVID19

What mothers, fathers and educators need to know: how to protect daughters, sons and students.

UNICEF Latinoamérica y El Caribe


The disease caused by the new coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China, has been called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). "Co" refers to "corona", "vi" to "virus" and "d" to disease. Until now, the disease had been called "the 2019 new coronavirus" or "2019-nCoV."

In this guide from UNICEF Latin America and the Caribbean, you will find information on how the coronavirus is spread and how to prevent infections.

It is very important that in situations like the one the world is going through with the COVID-19 pandemic, you look for truthful information and avoid sharing data that is not confirmed.

In this guide, you will also find suggestions on how to explain the pandemic to young children and some ways to protect their emotions.

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