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Symptoms

Symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to flu or colds and may include:

Runny nose, Headache, Cough, Sore throat, Fever and, A general feeling of being unwell

Information provided by the Department of Health

The best ways to prevent many illnesses that spread from person-to-person, including coronaviruses, are to:


• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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