INFO-GRAPHIC AWARENESS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID - 19)
Date : 10 March 2020
Reported by : Mohd Ikhwan Azmy
Category : Announcements
Assalamualaikum Wrt. Wbt. and Good Day.
Do your part!!.. We have an important role to play in protecting ourself and others from COVID-19
What is the novel coronavirus?
A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus.
The disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’
The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common cold.
How does the novel coronavirus spread?
The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing), and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The virus may survive on surfaces for several hours, but simple disinfectants can kill it.