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Coronavirus Symptoms – what are they?



Coronavirus Symptoms: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”>COVID-19)) is an infectious disease symptoms caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.


COVID-19)”>COVID-19) Symptoms

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”>COVID-19)) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.


Covid-19 patient may experience:

  • cough
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • difficulty breathing (severe cases)

Coronavirus Prevention

First, do not panic. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO)), to prevent coronavirus, do the following five that is capable of helping to stop the novel coronavirus spread:
  1. HANDS: Wash them often
  2. ELBOW: Cough into it
  3. FACE: Do not touch your face, mouth it
  4. SPACE: Keep safe distance from people (1 meter or 3 feet)
  5. HOME: Stay at home if you can

Coronavirus Treatment

There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”>COVID-19)). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
Self Care Advice

If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you have recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:

  • Rest and sleep
  • Keep warm
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
  • Consult your doctor for possible medical check up


Coronavirus Medical Treatments

If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.



This article is for informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.


Source: World Health Organization

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