On 11 February 2020 the WHO gave the disease caused by the new coronavirus an official name: COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease 2019. The way the novel coronavirus disease progresses can vary widely. Some people, for example, have only mild symptoms and hardly notice that they’re ill. Others need intensive care in hospital.
Globally over 110,000 people are confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus. In the majority of cases the illness is mild. However, older people could become seriously ill. The way the novel coronavirus disease progresses can vary widely. Some people, for example, have only mild symptoms and hardly notice that they’re ill.
We can protect ourselves and others from becoming infected with the new coronavirus by following a number of rules on hygiene and how to behave around others. You can find more information here: Protect yourself and others.
Meeting at least one of the following criteria within the last 14 days before the onset of symptoms
AND the following symptoms:
What is "close contact"?
Distance between persons of less than 2 metres for a period of more than 15 minutes
What to do in case of suspicion?
Stay at home. Don't go out in public anymore. Contact the state hospital by phone immediately. Tell them you were recently in an area affected by the new coronavirus and are experiencing symptoms.
Telephone number at the National Hospital: +423 235 45 32