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What do I need to know about the coronavirus?

Symptoms and spread

The coronavirus is a new and highly infectious virus. You can easily catch it from other people or pass it on to them.

The major symptoms are::

  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • fever
  • muscle pain
  • fatigue
  • loss of sense of smell and taste
  • stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • diarrhoea

If you have one of these symptoms, please call your doctor. Some people can have the virus without any symptoms.

When you cough or sneeze, small droplets fly in the air. Most infections occur through prolonged close contact (more than 15 minutes at less than 1.5m). Some microdrops can remain in the air for a long time and under certain circumstances also infect people at more than 1.5m. Indirect infections can also be caused by contact with infected droplets on objects and surfaces (e.g. door handles). It is therefore important to limit your close contacts, keep your distance, wash/ disinfect your hands regularly and do activities preferably outdoors or else wear a mouth mask and ventilate the room well.

Any questions? Read here more about the coronavirus.

Face masks

More information about where and how to wear them can be found here.

Testing for the coronavirus

More information about testing.

Quarantine and isolation

For more information on quarantine and isolation and what to do, read here.

Contact tracing

Any questions? Read more about contact tracing.