Stay safe and keep your community safe

Facts about the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid_19)

  • A respiratory disease that is spreading across the world.
  • Germs can easily spread through coughing, sneezing, or talking; touching your face with unwashed hands after touching contaminated surfaces or objects; touching surfaces or objects that may be frequently touched by other people.
  • Takes from 2-14 days for an infected person to show symptoms of the disease, which include fever, cough, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath and muscle pain.
  • Can only be diagnosed and confirmed through a laboratory test.
  • Currently there is no medicine or vaccine against COVID-19. However, patients are treated based on the presenting symptoms.

What you should do:

  • Clean your hands regularly.
  • Wash your hands with soap and running water and dry them thoroughly.
  • Use alcohol-based handrub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water.
  • Avoid direct contact with anyone that has flu-like symptoms, coughing, sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow and immediately wash your hands.
  • Avoid crowded places by observing a distance of at least 1.5m from other people.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Dispose immediately single-use mask or when it becomes wet.
  • A person presenting any of the symptoms above should seek immediate medical attention at the nearest medical facility.
  • Stay at home and avoid crowds.
  • Ensure you take the necessary precautions. For more information on Covid-19 contact the nearest medical facility.