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What is COVID 19?

Covid 19

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is defined as an illness caused by a novel coronavirus now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; formerly called 2019-nCoV), which was first identified amid an outbreak of respiratory illness cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

The virus has a respirator mode of transmission. Therefore strict Health and safety measures would help contain the spread of disease. Always make sure you follow the DReAM measures to protect yourself and thereby your loved ones.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

Other symptoms that are less common are:

Symptoms of severe COVID‐19 disease include:

People of all ages who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical care immediately.

In case you have any of these signs: