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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called severe
acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

A coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory
tract infections, such as colds and pneumonia.

Although coronaviruses usually cause mild symptoms,
they can cause life-threatening breathing difficulties and

How does COVID-19 spread?



According to the WHO, it appears that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets. This means
you can contract the disease if a person with COVID-19 talks, coughs or sneezes close to
you.Transmission may also be possible indirectly through surfaces and objects touched by an
infected person.

Symptoms of COVID -19

If you’re feeling unwell and wondering if your symptoms are due to COVID-19, or if you or someone in your family has COVID-19, this page includes the latest information on what to do. The four key symptoms of COVID-19 are:
  • Fever
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing

Having these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have COVID-19 but for the sake of your loved ones and those around you, you should visit your nearest hospital and seek medical advice immediately.

Other common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

  • You cannot smell or taste anything,
    or things smell or taste different to normal

  • Body aches and feeling tired

  • Headache

  • A sore throat

  • Runny nose

  • Feeling sick, vomiting and diarrhoea

If you think you have COVID-19, please do the following to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe.

Do not leave your house for any reason other than going to the hospital to seek medical advice

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

Always keep a distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and others in public and at home.

Use a disposable tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing

Always use.a face mask when other people are near you. Do not reuse face masks, dispose them properly in the garbage. 

Frequently use hand sanitizer before and after touching any commonly used objects.

Do you need more help?

Schedule an appointment with a doctor on the oDoc app

Visit the Health Promotion Bureau website

Call 1999 hotline for medical and other advice regarding COVID-19

Call 1990 for ambulance facilities in case of an emergency.