ABOUT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)
COVID-19 appears to cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. There is no specific cure yet for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials to test various potential antivirals. Current management of cases aims to relieve the symptoms while the body’s immune system fights the illness.
The rapid emergence and spread of COVID-19 has resulted in massive global disruptions, affecting the well-being and socioeconomic status of people. The disease was declared a PANDEMIC in March and immense effort has been put in: to reduce and stop the spread of the disease; to detect and treat persons who are infected; to minimize its impact on health systems, social and economic activities.
For vulnerable populations i.e. persons over the age of 60 or with pre-existing medical conditions, avoid non-essential outings and visitors. Where possible, have a friend or family member bring you supplies. This is necessary as if infected, vulnerable persons may have severe complications.