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One Enemy, Whole World is Fighting With

COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in
Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019, the outbreak
was later recognised as a pandemic by the WHO.

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ABOUT THE DISEASE

What is Corona Virus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
HOW DOES CORONA VIRUS SPREAD?

How it Spreads

It’s crucial to practice good hygiene, respiratory
etiquette and social and physical distancing.

YOU MIGHT BE INFECTED?

Known COVID-19 Symptoms

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.

Most common symptoms

Dry Cough

Fever

Serious symptoms

Tiredness

Shortness of Breath

Chest Pain or Pressure

Loss of Speech or Movement

Less common symptoms

Aches and Pains

Sore Throat

Diarrhoea

Conjunctivitis

Headache

Loss of Taste or Smell

Rash on Skin, or Discoloration of Fingers or Toes

HOW TO PREVENT & CURE CORONA VIRUS?

COVID-19 Preventions

Perfect Hand Wash

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against coronavirus (COVID-19) are to frequently clean your hands for 20 seconds at least.

Soap on hand

Rub both hands

Thumb to thumb

Fingers to fingers

Wash under water

Soak with tissue

COVID-19 Treatments

To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalised. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.

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Vaccines

CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT

$8bn

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FOR VACCINE RESEARCH & DEV

They are being tested through clinical trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to treat COVID-19.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

Mythsbusters

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus, NOT by bacteria. Therefore, Antibiotics do not work against viruses

Vitamin and mineral supplements cannot cure COVID-19

People should NOT wear masks while exercising, as masks may reduce the ability to breath comfortably. In addition, Sweat can make the mask become wet more quickly which makes it difficult to breathe and promotes the growth of microorganisms

The likelihood of COVID-19 being spread on shoes and infecting individuals is very low

The prolonged use of masks when properly worn, DOES NOT cause CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency

Most people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms and can recover by supportive care.

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature). They cannot detect people who are infected with COVID-19

Spraying and introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body WILL NOT protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous. Bleach and disinfectant should be used carefully to disinfect surfaces only

Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the COVID-19 virus

There are currently no drugs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.