sdahosa_covid-19

General Query

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) […]

Can coronaviruses be transmitted from person to person?

Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans in China in 2002 and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. As surveillance improves around the world, more coronaviruses are likely to be identified. […]

What are the symptoms of someone infected with COVID-19?

It depends on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough,
shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Is there a vaccine for a novel coronavirus? […]

What can I do to protect myself from coronavirus?

Standard recommendations to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses include maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.[…]

What is the country doing to prevent the virus from entering the country?

Intense surveillance for suspected severe acute respiratory infections to be picked and tested for confirmation. Public Health preparedness plans have been prepared and ready to be activated in the event of a pandemic in line with the International Health Regulations (2005).[…]