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06 March 2020, 10:32

Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 is a virus strain that can cause an acute respiratory disease coupled with problems with the digestive system.

COVID-19 differs from other viruses in the following way:

- More people are susceptible to influenza and other acute respiratory infections than to COVID-19;

- COVID-19 is far deadlier than similar viruses;

- Unlike COVID-19, seasonal flue is impossible to contain.

Symptoms:

diarrhea, headaches with nausea and fatigue, fever, dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chest tightness, tachycardia.

Recommendations related to the COVID-19 outbreak:

- avoid close contact with people with ARI symptoms

- wash your hands with liquid soap and water for at least 20 seconds

- use alcohol-based hand cleansers

- wash your hands, especially before touching your month, nose or eyes, and also after touching hand rails, door handles

- cover mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing

- use face masks in public places, change them every two hours

- drink more liquids

- keep you room well-ventilated and humidified

Source: WHO, Belarus' Healthcare Ministry

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