According to WHO, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Symptoms of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
According to WHO, people infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) are likely to show the following symptoms:
Less common symptoms include aches and pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell and a rash on skin.
If the symptoms continue,
Stay at home and avoid mixing with others.
Request health care, by contacting the health service by phone and provide them with your travel history.
Do not travel while having symptoms.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Clean hands by washing them for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or with alcohol sterilisers.
People who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical attention immediately.