COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without .
aches and pains
loss of taste or smell
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
chest pain or pressure
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
Symptoms may appear
2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Emergency medical attention
If someone is showing any of these signs,
seek emergency medical careimmediately:
Caring for yourself or others
Risk factors for COVID-19 appear to include:
Close contact (within 6 feet, or 2 meters) with someone who has COVID-19
Being coughed or sneezed on by an infected person
Complications can include:
WHO and CDCrecommend following these precautions for avoiding COVID-19:
Avoid events and mass gatherings.
Avoid close contact (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters) .
Stay home as much as possible and keep distance between yourself and others (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters), especially if you have a higher risk of serious illness.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer
Cover your face with a cloth face mask in public spaces, Only use nonmedical cloth masks — surgical masks and N95 respirators should be reserved for health care providers.
Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, towels, bedding and other household items.
Stay home from work, school and public areas if you're sick.
If you're planning to travel, first check the CDCand WHO websites for updates and advice.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends following these steps when you travel:
Maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) .
Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands afterward.
Wear a cloth face mask.