ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe’s Health Ministry says it has detected the first cases of a new coronavirus variant that emerged in India and was responsible for a surge of infections and deaths in the Asian country. In a statement on Wednesday, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who is Minister of Health and Child Care, urged caution. He revealed […]
Coronavirus refers to a large family of viruses which circulates in animals and can be transmitted to humans through the air, close personal contact or touching contaminated objects
Common signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, gastro-intestinal symptoms and diarrhoea
Severe cases include pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and can result in DEATH
There is currently no vaccine or cure. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick and do stay home when you are sick.