WHO announced COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic on 11 March 2020

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

What is a corona virus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some infect people and 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).

What is a “novel coronavirus”?

A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The new, or “novel” coronavirus, now called 2019-nCoV, had not previously been detected before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

Most common symptoms

Seek immediate medical attention if you have symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility


Help stop coronavirus

  1. STAY home as much as you can

  2. KEEP a safe distance

  3. WASH hands often

  4. COVER your cough

  5. SICK? Call ahead