Understanding COVID-19

Coronaviruses constitute a broad group of viruses that can induce sickness in both animals and humans. Among humans, various coronaviruses lead to respiratory ailments, from mild conditions like the common cold to more critical issues such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recent addition to this family is the virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease.

Measures for Your Safety and the Well-being of Others

  • Frequently wash your hands
  • Maintain physical distance
  • Stay indoors if feeling unwell
  • Use a mask if displaying symptoms
  • Ensure sneezes and coughs are covered
  • Regularly sanitize and clean surfaces

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