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Sri Lankan News Site's Updates
- NBRO issues landslide early warning for multiple districts
- Rice will be imported to prevent price hike; warns Min. Bandula Gunawardena
- No threat was observed in warnings received before bombings; Ex-Defence Secretary tells PCoI
- (VIDEO) Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Coconuts goes up tree to address coconut shortage
- Warrant issued for the arrest of Ex-Magistrate’s Security Officer
- 5895 people placed in 59 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine
- RED ALERT issued for Heavy Rains across many areas in Sri Lanka
- COPE, COPA and COPP of 09th Parliament to meet for the first time
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What is Coronavirus or COVID-19 virus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
How You Can Prevent Coronavirus in Sri Lanka?
What Are The Symptoms of Coronavirus or COVID-19?
The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment.
People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.
Common symptoms include:
- dry cough.
Other symptoms include:
- shortness of breath
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- and very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.
People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.
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