Covid-19 / Coronavirus Mythbusters

There is a lot of false information around. These are the facts. 🔢 People of all ages CAN be infected by the coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. ❄ Cold weather and snow CANNOT […]

How do I help children cope with stress during COVID-19?

🧒 Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc. Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention. 💖 Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times. Give them extra time […]

How do I cope with stress during COVID-19?

📞 It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help. Contact your friends and family. 🥦 If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle – including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email […]

Is there anything I should not do?

The following measures ARE NOT effective against COVID-19 and can be harmful: 🚭Smoking 😷Wearing multiple masks 💊Taking antibiotics In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your healthcare […]

😷 Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face mask can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask. There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so […]

What are the treatment options for COVID-19 (including drugs, vaccines, therapies)?

💊 Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating COVID-19? No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections. COVID-19 is caused by a virus, so antibiotics do not work. Antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment of COVID-19. They should only be used as directed by […]

What should I do if I have visited an area where COVID-19 is spreading?

If you have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading follow the guidance outlined in question 15. (What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?) and do the following: 🏠 Self-isolate by staying at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as […]

What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?

Protection measures for everyone ℹ Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing […]

Can I catch COVID-19 from surfaces or packages?

🥄 How long does the virus survive on surfaces? It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. […]