What are Corona Viruses?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause illness in humans and others cause illness in animals, such as bats, camels, and civets. Human coronaviruses generally cause mild illness, such as the common cold. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve to infect and spread among humans, causing severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which emergedRead More…

Protecting against Corona Virus (COVID-19)

How can I protect myself / my family? The best way to protect yourself is the same as you would against any respiratory infection. Practice good hygiene by: making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow avoid close contact with anyoRead More…

Social distancing Corona Virus (COVID-19)

What is social distancing? Social distancing means we reduce the number of close physical and social contacts we have with one another. When social distancing actions are combined with good personal hygiene measures the spread of a pandemic through the community can be slowed. This helps protect the most vulnerable members of the community and reduces the impact of the pandemic on essential, lRead More…

How Corona Virus (COVID-19) Spreads

An aerosol is a tiny air particle, thinner even than the diameter of a strand of hair. And when an aerosol contains viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, it can be a deadly carrier at the center of a dangerous outbreak. The findings of the study are crucial for understanding the hidden transmission of the virus, through aerosols in the air and on objects, and researchers nRead More…

Home Isolation of Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Do I need to be separate from other people in my home if I am isolating? Yes. If you are sharing your home with others, you should stay in a different room from other people or be separated as much as possible. Wear a surgical mask when you are in the same room as another person, and when seeking medical care. Use a separate bathroom, if available. Make sure that you do not share a room with pRead More…

What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is an epidemic (infectious disease outbreak) that spreads on a global scale. Pandemics usually occur when a new infectious disease emerges that can spread rapidly around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. This COVID-19 pandemic is the first caused by a coronavirus. (WHO) What causes pandemics? A pandemic canRead More…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptomsStay at home if you have either: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3Read More…