How to Protect Yourself Against the New Coronavirus
What is it?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
* a cough
* a high temperature
* shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
How do I protect myself?
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.