Q & A
What are the main symptoms associated with COVID-19?
Fever, cough, difficulty breathing. The symptoms can be mild (similar to a cold) or more severe (such as those associated with pneumonia and respiratory or kidney failure).
How is COVID-19 spread?
Close contact with an infected person when the individual coughs or sneezes. Touching infected surfaces with your hands and then touching your mouth, nose, and/or eyes.
How long can COVID-19 survive on objects?
In general, COVID-19 does not survive for long on objects. Three hours on inert objects with dry surfaces and six days on inert objects with wet surfaces.
What is social distancing?
Avoiding common greetings such as handshakes/hugs, limiting contact with people at higher risk such as elderly individuals or individuals with pre-existing conditions, and keeping a distance of approximately 2 metres from others.
Should I be wearing a mask?
If you are a healthy individual, the use of a mask is not recommended for preventing the spread of COVID-19.