Coronavirus

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS.  The current coronavirus, is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

What are the symptoms of infection with coronavirus?

Common signs of infection include

  • Fever
  • Acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat) with or without fever

Who is considered as a confirmed case?

Confirmed case is a person who tests positive for coronavirus infection. 

Who is a suspected case?

A suspect case is someone

how came from an international travel in the 14 days before illness onset.

OR

Close contact (see Contact definition below) in 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

AND has clinical criteria

• Fever.

OR

• Acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat) with or

without fever.

What should I do if I am suspetion coronavirus?

If you fulrill the top criteria, please :

  • Stay Isolated. Stay inside your home as much as you can. Avoid contact with other people.
  • Call coronavirus hot line 
  • If possible, wear a mask if you need to leave your house or travel.
  • Call your local emergency department – do not attend a medical centre to avoid possibly spreading the virus.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 1m from all people at all times.

If you are unsure whether you fit the above criteria, please observe the following guidelines:

  • Call ahead of time to book an appointment with the Doctor – DO NOT BOOK ONLINE.
  • Tell your doctor about your symptoms, travel history and any recent close contact with someone who has coronavirus.
  • If you must leave home to see your doctor, wear a surgical mask (if you have one) to protect others.

Where can I get more information?​