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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered strain of coronavirus.
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People infected with the COVID-19 virus
The majority of people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring any special treatment. Elderly people above the age of 60, and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

How does Coronavirus spread?

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it's important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
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Symptoms of COVID-19?

dry cough
Dry Cough
shortness of breath
Shortness of Breath
aches and pains
Aches and Pains
sore throat
Sore Throat
People with mild symptoms

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.

People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.

How to stay safe from COVID-19?

no panic
Stay Calm, do not Panic.
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Be mindful of not any sharing false information.
wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with a 60% alcohol-based hand rub.
coughing distance
Maintain at least 1-metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
stay home
Stay home if you feel unwell.
coughing and sneezing
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
touching face
Avoid touching your face.
avoid travel
Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

For any medical support or inquiry, please contact:

"Estijaba" service at the operation centre - Department of Health at 8001717
Ministry of Health & Prevention at 8001717
Dubai Health Authority at 8001717