COVID-19 / Coronavirus | Protect Yourself
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus, which causes infection of the nose, throat and lungs. An outbreak of the virus was first detected in mid-December 2019, and is rapidly spreading throughout the world.
The illness is most commonly spread from an infected person through:
- respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
- close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
How do I protect myself and my family from COVID-19?
The best way to prevent the spread of the infection is to: