What do you know about COVID-19?

by Deanna Maria R & Emmy Hikins

By now you are aware of the corona-virus which has spread worldwide. Most countries have been affected in one way or another. Most countries have shutdown airports and even their borders. Streets are empty and people have stock-piled food and toiletries. Some have even self-quarantined awaiting news on test results. Even with the widespread media coverage and it being the main topic trending on social media, some people remain confused on what the main symptoms are.

If you have developed a continuous dry cough with or without a fever it may be the corona-virus. If you have other symptoms such as a runny nose or sneezing, more then likely, you do not have the corona-virus. Just to clarify, a dry cough does not produce mucus or phlegm. If you have an allergy cough that produces gooey stuff, more than likely, it is not the corona-virus. If you are also running a fever over 37.8 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit it could be the corona-virus.

If you live alone, it is recommended that you self-quarantine or stay home for 7 days if you have the dry continuous cough with or without fever. If you live with someone, they need to self-quarantine or stay home for 14 days. If your symptoms get worse or don’t go away, those living in the UK need to contact the online NHS 111 corona-virus service. If you live anywhere other than the UK contact your local healthcare provider.