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COVID-19 Guide

Welcome to our regularly updated guide on coronavirus. Here you’ll find the latest advice and information on symptoms, risks, how to prevent infection and what to do if you’re feeling unwell.

STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES

Help stop coronavirus

  1. STAY home as much as you can

  2. KEEP a safe distance

  3. WASH hands often

  4. COVER your cough

  5. SICK? Call ahead

General Guidance

To protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:

Do

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, as much as possible

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as your hands can touch many surfaces and pick up the virus

  • Avoid social gatherings and keep at least 1 meter between yourself and other people in case you had to go outside of the house

  • Avoid physical contact such as handshaking

  • Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell. One family member should leave the house only if there’s a need for:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle 

  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Don't

  • Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

What is Covid- 19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 is a new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, in China.

The novel coronavirus is reported to have been transmitted from human to human with a course of illness that ranges from mild to moderate symptoms in the majority of people with the infection. Nevertheless, severe symptoms and complications or even death may occur in people who suffer chronic diseases and lowered immunity.

There is currently no vaccine available to protect against the Coronaviru​s Disease 2019​. Though there is no specific antiviral treatment available, people infected with the Coronavirus disease 2019 receive medical care to relieve their symptoms.

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill. 

People may experience:

  • Unusual cough

  • Fever

  • Tiredness

  • Difficulty breathing (severe cases)

 

Who is at high risk for complications from Covid-19?

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are: 

  • People who are over 65.

  • People who under 65 and living with health problems.

  • People living with diabetes 

  • People living with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma or smokers

  • People living with serious heart conditions

  • People who are immunocompromised (Cancer treatment, transplantation, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications)

  • People living with extreme obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)

  • People living with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

  • People living with chronic liver disease

 

You can reduce your risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19 by managing your chronic disease and helping yourself become healthier. Droobi Health can assist you remotely in managing your diabetes and weight, through the latest technology and professional diabetes educators. Get the help you need while you are at home. 

What Should I do if I need Help?

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like pharmacy or hospital, please make sure to call the hotline  16000

Use the COVI Application 

Worried you or someone you know might have coronavirus? Our COVI app helps you identify if you are at risk and seek help if needed. It’s free, easy-to-use and helps you get the right care.

Covi

Download COVI App

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