Both terms refer to the same virus currently infecting people over the globe
Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness
The initial transmission was from consuming a wild animal in China (Wuhan)
Currently the most common form of transmission is person to person
Because this virus is so new, not much is known about it yet.
HOW DOES IT SPREAD?
Between people who are in close
contact (within approximately 2
Through droplets produced when
an infected person coughs or
It can be spread from people not
showing severe symptoms.
From contaminated surfaces – if
you touch a contaminated surface
and then touch your own mouth,
nose, face and eyes you can
How easy does it spread ?
The virus seems to spread easily and large numbers of people
can get infected if the necessary precaution is not taken.
Currently the virus spreads easily in a community, which
means that some are not sure how and where they became
infected. This poses a challenge to control the virus.
Who is getting sick / People at risk ?
COVID – 19 is not an equal killer You are more prone to become infected if:
Having other illnesses (Heart disease, Kidney disease, Lung disease,
Smoking, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cancer)
Weaker immune system
Taking medication that weakens the immune system
Being male – slight increased risk
Transmission during pregnancy not clear
Signs & Symptoms /
What do I see and feel
How long does it take to get sick after contamination?
It takes 2-14 days to develop the symptoms.
Some people recover by themselves.
You can contract the didease from another person, even if only mild symptoms.
You can spread the disease before you feel severely ill.
What can i do when i am sick ?
Self Isolation: Stay away from other people and animals (Stop spreading the disease).
Wash your hands often.
Cough in you arm – not your hand.
Don’t touch your face unnecessarily.
Don't touch unnecessary surfaces.
Don’t share household items.
Inform people you could have infected them.
Call before you go to the doctors rooms.
Corona Hotline 080 002 9999.
Follow government/company policies.
avoid public gatherings
if in doubt – rather stay home and check
educate friends and family
wash your hands as often as possible
follow the news and latest procedures
find your company procedure
the virus can live for days on contaminated surfaces
if possible, dont share a room/bathroom with a person who has contracted the disease.
get into the habit of not touching your face
WHAT IS COVID-19/ CURRENT CORONA VIRUS?
More important information
BLEACH/JIK KILLS THE VIRUS WITHIN 1 MINUTE (USE ON SURFACES AND HAVE A BUCKET WITH JIK WHERE YOU CAN WASH YOUR HANDS).
1 CUP BLEACH TO 3 LITERS WATER.
THE GENERAL PINK HOSPITAL SOAP (HIBISCRUB/BIOSCRUB IS LESS EFFECTIVE THAN BLEACH).
DISINFECTENTS CONTAINING ALCOHOL, SHOULD CONTAIN AT LEAST 62-71% ALCOHOL.