Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus. Most people infected with the Covid-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease or cancer, are more likely to develop serious condition post Covid.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well-informed about the Covid-19 virus, the diseases it can cause and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub, and not touching your face.
The Covid-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. So, it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
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