Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who get COVID-19 recover from mild to moderate symptoms and do not need special treatment.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is usually transmitted through droplets that occur when an infected person coughs, sneezes or breathes. Since these droplets are very heavy, they cannot hang in the air and fall to the ground or surfaces immediately.
You can become infected if you inhale the virus while near someone infected with COVID-19, or touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching a virus-infected surface.
Clean your hands frequently. Use a soap, water, or alcohol based disinfectant.
Keep a safe distance between people who cough or sneeze.
Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Cover your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow or a handkerchief while coughing or sneezing.
If you feel unwell, stay at home.
Get medical attention if you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Call the relevant number in advance.
Follow the instructions of your local health institution.
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