What is Coronavirus COVID-19?
Coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19 is caused by a new virus that causes you to have a respiratory illness. It is apart of a large family of viruses which may cause illness in both animals and humans.
The 19 refers to 2019 where the strain was first documented. As of March 2020, it is recently discovered coronavirus.
Several coronaviruses are known to affect humans and give symptoms like the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS otherwise known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Most countries have lockdown causing a major impact on the day to day lives of many of their citizens.
It is our responsibility to ensure that we comply with relevant local laws and take this very seriously. On our homepage, there is a link to a Coronavirus interactive map of current cases and how many deaths have been caused by this virus so far.
Fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath are all symptoms of the virus. However, these are not the only symptoms. On this page, you will find an embed of the Symptom checker from the Australian Government.
Who do I call in case of an emergency?
Ensure you call your countries emergency number (000 in Australia) in the case of an emergency or any of the following symptoms: Central or crushing chest pain lasting more than 10 minutes, unconsciousness or a seizure (fit), severe difficulty breathing or turning blue, severe bleeding or inability to control bleeding with pressure, sudden inability to move or speak, or sudden facial drooping the effects of a severe accident.
It is vital to the safety of yourself or others to get medical advice immediately if you have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
I am over 60 what has been recommended?
Please follow advice from your countries website including laws and procedures for your countries. If you are over the age of 60 the world health organization also suggests that you avoid crowded areas or places where you might interact with people who are sick. This includes people who have conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory condition or diabetes.
Is the Coronavirus contagious for humans?
Coronavirus is highly contagious and can spread very easily between person to person. Use below Symptoms Checker provided by the Australian Government to determine if you could have the Coronavirus.
Is this personal advice or general information?
This page does not substitute visiting your local doctor/emergency department and should only be used as a guide. This is not personal health advice and newcoronavirus.com does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and all information on this site should be seen as general in nature. If you have any of the symptoms in the checker we recommend calling your local emergency telephone number or visiting your nearest emergency department at a hospital or health centres.
Many doctor practices are requiring patients call them prior to coming into the centre.
We have searched the internet to find a credible COVID-19 checker and provide you relevant upto date information as the virus research continues. The best part about our checker is that you can use the Coronavirus checker from the safety of your own home at anytime, 24 hours a day. Information you provide is submitted to the Australian Government website directly and we do not see any of your information. You can visit there website by clicking on the link above.
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