WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Also the symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
High Fever – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature). It is a common sign and also may appear in 2-10 days if you affected.
Shortness of breath
Difficulty breathing – Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
Continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF?
PREVENTION & ADVICE
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.
|Wash your hands frequently
|Maintain social distancing
|Avoid touching face
|Practice respiratory hygiene
|Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
|Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself & anyone who is coughing or sneezing. If you are too close, get chance to infected.
|Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. So, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth and can make you sick.
|Maintain good respiratory hygiene as covering your mouth & nose with your bent elbow or tissue when cough or sneeze.