Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affects you in a number of ways. Most people have mild or moderate symptoms and recover without the need for hospitalization.
Most common symptoms:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains in the muscles
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- rash or discoloration of the toes or hands
Protect yourself and safeguard others around you by informing yourself and taking appropriate precautions. Follow the directions provided by the local health authorities.
To prevent transmission of COVID-19:
Sanitize your hands often with soap and water or using a special alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Keep a safe distance from anyone who coughs or sneezes.
Wear a mask when physical distance cannot be respected.
Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Cough or sneeze in the crook of your elbow or use a paper tissue, covering your nose and mouth.
If you don't feel well, stay home.
If you have a fever, cough, and breathing difficulties, contact health care.
Call before going to the clinic - this will allow healthcare professionals to quickly direct you to the appropriate healthcare facility. This precaution ensures greater protection for you and helps prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
The mask helps to avoid the transmission of the virus from the wearer to others, but on its own it does not protect against COVID-19 and is to be used in combination with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the directions provided by the local health authorities.
To date, there are no vaccines or specific drugs to defeat the disease. The treatments are being studied and will be tested in clinical trials. World Health Organization
If you are unwell, rest, get plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods. Stay in a separate room from other family members and, if possible, use a separate bathroom. Frequently clean and disinfect the surfaces you touch.
It is important for everyone to maintain a correct lifestyle even while staying at home. Eat a healthy diet, sleep, keep exercising, and keep social contacts with loved ones alive via the phone or the Internet. In difficult times, children need more love and attention from adults. Respect your daily routine and schedules as much as possible.
It is normal to feel sad, stressed, or confused during a crisis. Talking to trusted people, such as friends and family, can help. If you are experiencing particular difficulty, consult a healthcare professional or psychologist.
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