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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?

NEW CLINIC RULES

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Coronaviruses are a family of virus that includes the common cold, SARS and MERS.
The most recent COVID-19 outbreak involves a new strain that previously had not been identified in humans.

SYMPTOMS

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19

MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness
  • LESS COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • A rash on skin, or discliouration of fingers or toes
  • SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of speech or movement
  • Pneumonia
  • HOW IS CORONAVIRUS TRANSMITTED?

    The virus lives in the droplet of water in an infected person’s respiratory system.
    If they sneeze, cough or touch their mouth, these particles can spread.
    These particles can then land in the mouth or nose of uninfected people or be inhaled.

    HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Use an alcohol -based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.
  • is particularly important after taking public transport.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
  • TREATMENT

    There is no known treatment for COVID-19, nor has a vaccine been developed. Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.

    For more info, Please click the links below
    http://www.moh.gov.gm
    https://www.mrc.gm/coronavirus-covid-19-information/
    https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/gm
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html