About coronavirus (COVID-19) | Ways to reduce the risks
A delicate but highly contagious virus, is spreading rapidly from person to person around the world. The coronavirus (COVID-19), has already infected people in at least 60 countries.
Few children appear to have developed severe symptoms so far, with the median age of patients being between 45-56 years old. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person - mainly between people who are in close contact with one another and through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
How easily does the virus spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily in the community in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Reducing the risks of COVID-19
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold and flu-like symptoms
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, preferably inside your elbow
- Seek medical care if you have fever and difficulty breathing
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching any public surface
- Keep your hands away from your face, especially the eyes
In conclusion, make sure you are careful about your surroundings, and in case you feel sick do seek medical care.