The Corona Virus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting 209 countries and territories around the world.

The disease caused by the novel corona virus first identified in Wuhan, China, has been named corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’

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Things you can do to reduces the spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards