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What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause diseases such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). A new outbreak of coronavirus occurred in China in 2019.

Some other names responsible for coronavirus are severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Coronavirus affects both animals and humans. There may be cases where the virus affects animals and turns into a new virus that affects humans. These are the more deadly forms of coronavirus as they can cause pneumonia, which can be life-threatening. Corona Test At Home

The three most common diseases recorded by viruses are:

  • SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) – It’s a fatal respiratory illness discovered in China in 2002. There haven’t been any new cases reported under this virus since 2002. 
  • MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) – This severe respiratory illness was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. From there, it spread to 27 countries including the USA, where two cases were reported. All cases were discovered to have their source in the Arabian Peninsula. 
  • COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) – Erupting in Wuhan city in 2019, the source is travel from the Hubei Province. Since then, the disease has spread to several countries around the world, with some cases reported in the USA. All updates with regards to the disease are being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

The symptoms of coronavirus arise when you’ve traveled to the areas of the outbreak of the virus or have been in contact with anyone traveling from those areas. 

The symptoms of coronavirus infections in general are: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headache

The specific symptoms of COVID-19 are: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How can I avoid the risk of infection?

How can I avoid the risk of infection?
How can I avoid the risk of infection?

What is the best way to wash hands properly?

  • Step 1: Wet hands with running water
  • Step 2: Apply enough soap to cover wet hands
  • Step 3: Scrub all surfaces of the hands – including the back of hands, between fingers and under nails – for at least 20 seconds.
  • Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water
  • Step 5: Dry hands with a clean cloth or single-use towel

Wash your hands often, especially before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and going to the bathroom. 

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water, if hands are visibly dirty.


Should I wear a medical mask?

The use of a medical mask is advised if you have respiratory symptoms (coughing or sneezing) to protect others. If you don’t have any symptoms, then there is no need to wear a mask. 

If masks are worn, they must be used and disposed of properly to ensure their effectiveness and to avoid any increased risk of transmitting the virus.  Corona Test At Home

The use of a mask alone is not enough to stop infections and must be combined with frequent hand washing, covering sneezes and coughs, and avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms (coughing, sneezing, fever).

Does COVID-19 affect children?

This is a new virus and we do not know enough yet about how it affects children or pregnant women. We know it is possible for people of any age to be infected with the virus, but so far there have been relatively few cases of COVID-19 reported among children. The virus is fatal in rare cases, so far mainly among older people with pre-existing medical conditions.

What should I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?

Seek medical attention, but remember that it’s flu season in the Northern Hemisphere, and symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough or fever can be similar to those of the flu, or the common cold – which are a lot more frequent.

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Continue to follow good hand and respiratory hygiene practices like regular handwashing, and keep your child up to date with vaccinations – so that your child is protected against other viruses and bacteria causing diseases.

As with other respiratory infections like the flu, seek care early if you or your child are having symptoms, and try to avoid going to public places (workplace, schools, public transport), to prevent it spreading to others.

What is UNICEF doing to help? 

As of 1 March, UNICEF had delivered nearly $1 million worth of supplies including masks, protective gloves, and goggles for health workers in China.  

UNICEF is working with the World Health Organization, the National Health Commission and other partners to strengthen risk communication so that children, pregnant women and their families know how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This includes the development of online training modules for health workers and FAQs and guidance for pregnant women and children. UNICEF is also actively taking steps to provide accurate information about the virus by working with online partners like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok to make sure that accurate advice is available, as well as taking steps to inform the public when inaccurate information emerges.