WHAT IS COVID-19 AND HOW IS IT SPREAD?

What is COVID-19?

  • Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases
  • The virus that causes COVID-19 emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person

How is it spread?

  • The virus is spread mainly through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes or talks close to your face
  • The virus also spreads by touching a surface object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose or eyes. They stays on surfaces or objects for a long time

To know more about the Coronavirus, please visit the World Health Organization

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