1. Why is it called COVID-19?
‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ 
‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ 
‘D’ for disease. 
“2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”
2. What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
~ Cough
~ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
~ Fever
~ Chills
~ Muscle pain
~ Sore throat
~ New loss of taste or smell
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
3. Can someone who has been quarantined for COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
~ Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable disease, which is the span of time during which people have developed illness after exposure.
~ Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered a risk
4. After cleaning the hands with water and liquid soap, how should the faucet be turned off?

When the hands are cleaned, do not touch the water tap directly again. 
For example, one may use a paper towel to wrap the faucet before turn it off
5. Will COVID-19 disappear spontaneously when the weather becomes warm?​​​​​​​

A study found that coronaviruses typically survive longer and stay active longer at lower temperatures in a dry environment.
6. What is the treatment for COVID-19?​​​​​​​
The main treatment is supportive and treating the symptoms.
7. What is the mode of transmission of COVID-19?
~ Respiratory droplets
~ Contact
8. What are cough manners?
~ Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. 
~ Dispose of soiled tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, then wash hands thoroughly.
~ If tissue paper is not available, you can cough or sneeze in your elbow.
9. What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
~ Cleaning refers to the use of soap and water to remove germs and dirt from surfaces.
~ Disinfecting refers to the process of killing the germs by either using disinfectant or burning (cooking).

10. How can I help protect myself?
~ Know how the virus spreads
~ Wash hands regularly
~ Maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 meters
~ Wear face masks to cover your mouth and nose
~ Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then bin it, or do so in your elbow (Just like dabbing)
~ Clean and disinfect your environment regularly (daily if exposed to artefacts from outside
11. Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be spread through food, including restaurant take out, refrigerated or frozen packaged food??
~ Coronavirus is thought to spread from person-to-person via airborne droplets. Currently, there is little to no evidence on transmission via food.
~ However, just to be on the safe side, wash your hands thoroughly with soap, before preparing and/or eating food, for at least 20 seconds. Plus, if possible clean food packaging (without spoiling the food inside)

12. Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
~ Due to less consideration of people in self-protective practices. 
~ Due to lower strictness of lockdowns
~ Due to delays in reporting can cause the number of COVID-19 cases reported on previous days to increase.    (Sometimes this effect is described as “backfill.”)
~ Due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across countries, from various sectors (such as hospitals, care-homes and communities), we are seeing a rise in cases simply because they can be detected.
13. How can I help protect myself?
~ Watch your child for any signs of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 – Call your healthcare provider and follow their health advice
~ Watch for signs of stress (sadness, unhealthy eating, etc.) in your child – Talk with your child and use available resources to manage anxiety and stress
~ Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions                                                                                                              – such as washing hands, wearing protective equipment, among others
~ Help your child stay active – Engage them in fun outdoor (e.g. cycling, sports) and indoor (e.g. board games and dancing) activities.
~ Help your child stay socially connected – Utilize the power of social media to allow your child to be connected with friends and families
14. How can people help stop stigma related to COVID-19?
Providing social support in situations where you notice this is occurring.
15. Are people with high blood pressure (hypertension) at higher risk from 

Although many people who have gotten severely ill from COVID-19 have high blood pressure, they are often older or have other medical conditions like obesity, diabetes, and serious heart conditions.
16. Should I continue to take my blood pressure medication?
Yes. Continue to take your blood pressure medications exactly as prescribed and make lifestyle modifications agreed upon in your treatment plan.
17. Is it okay for me to donate blood?
~ The need for donated blood is constant
~ CDC and corresponding institutes in each country, is supporting blood centers by providing recommendations that will keep donors and staff safe.
~ Recommendations include:
1. Spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, 
2. environmental cleaning practices, 
3. Encouraging donors to make donation appointments ahead of time.

18. Should contact lens wearers take special care to prevent COVID-19?
~ Currently there is no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk.
~ Help prevent against transmission of any contact lens-related infections, such as always washing hands with soap and water before handling lenses.
19. What is community mitigation and mitigation actions against COVID-19?
Actions that people and communities can take to slow the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Some community mitigation actions may include:
~ Washing hands often
~ Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and practicing social distancing
~ Covering mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
~ Covering coughs and sneezes
~ Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily
20. Can I get COVID-19 from my pets?
~ At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
~ Pets have other types of coronaviruses that can make them sick, like canine and feline coronaviruses. These other coronaviruses cannot infect people and are not related to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
~ It’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals, such as washing your hands and maintaining good hygiene.
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