WHAT IS COVID-19?
• COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. This virus spreads quickly attacking the lungs and causing respiratory illness in humans.
• The symptoms are similar to the common cold, flu or pneumonia.
• Generally, people with COVID-19 develop symptoms 5-6 days after exposure to the virus.
• Most people have mild symptoms and recover without treatment, but some people become severely ill and need to be admitted in hospital and in some cases can go on to develop Long-COVID disease.
More information on long-COVID is available here: Long COVID – Better Health Channel.
View and download detailed fact sheet here.