According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses known to cause respiratory illnesses ranging in severity from the common cold to Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
The virus can be transmitted from animals to humans and between humans by physical contact or through the air.
Symptoms of the virus include acute onset of fever (over 38 degrees Celsius) and flu-like symptoms, including coughing and sneezing, as well as breathing difficulties.
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the mental health and fortitude of the country’s young people have been tested during
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, says member countries are better positioned to counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during the upcoming holiday
NEW CASES 24 HRS OVERALL Confirmed Cases 102 90,807 SEX CLASSIFICATION Females 65 51,651 Males 37 39,153 Under Investigation 0 3 AGE
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The methods of preventing or decreasing the spread of the coronavirus are numerous. The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) recommends practising good personal hygiene and food safety, and exercising caution while travelling as vital ways to avoid the potentially deadly virus.
Practise Good Personal Hygiene
Practise Food Safety