Covid-19 Initiative

Am I at Risk? Coronavirus and Other Viral Infection Outbreaks:
What you need to know

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Coronavirus are a large family of viruses which can cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe disease like pneumonia.

These are the common symptoms

  • Fever

  • Dry cough & flu-like symptoms

  • Difficulty breathing

  • General body aches and malaise

  • Diarrhoea & other gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Respiratory distress syndrome

Follow these basic practices to reduce the risk of transmission of any acute respiratory infections;

  • Avoid close contact with people or areas with people suffering from acute respiratory infections

  • Avoid unprotected contact with farm or wild animals

  • People with symptoms of acute respiratory infections should practice cough etiquette(which is to avoid going to crowded areas like office or school, cover coughs or sneezes with disposable tissues and wear masks to avoid droplet spread to other people)

  • Practice frequent hand-washing with soap and water or sanitisers especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment such as tables and chairs. This is equally as important as wearing a mask to prevent spread of the virus

It is possible to interrupt virus spread provided we are able to detect disease early, isolate and treat cases, trace contacts and promote social distancing measures. We need the cooperation and civic-mindedness of every single person to overcome this disease spread

If you have symptoms of the virus and have been in contact with someone with Coronavirus or been in a country affected with the disease, you need to present yourself to one of the designated hospitals who is able to treat you. An infected person will be observed and treated so that he or she does not develop complications such as pneumonia or respiratory distress. If the infected person improves, the person can be discharged from hospital if the swab shows no presence of Coronavirus on 2 separate occasions within a 24 hour period.