Coronavirus Videos

Below are some informative videos on the novel Coronavirus COVID-19: VIDEO: How to protect yourself against COVID-19? VIDEO: Seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus Q&A VIDEO: COVID-19 in the workplace Q&A VIDEO on Coronavirus and mental health VIDEO: What can you do to fight stigma associated with COVID-19? Q&A VIDEO on coronavirus…

Can Coronavirus be treated with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine?

The World Health Organization is actively following the ongoing clinical trials that are being conducted in response to COVID-19, including studies looking at the use of chloroquine and its derivative, hydroxychloroquine, for treatment and/or prevention. Currently, there is insufficient data to assess the efficacy of either of these medicines in treating patients with COVID-19, or…

So how do I stay safe while exercising in COVID-19?

Do not exercise if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Stay home and rest, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. If you are able to go for a walk or bicycle ride always practice physical distancing and wash your hands with water and soap before you…

How much physical activity is recommended during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

WHO has detailed recommendations on the amount of physical activity people of all ages should do to benefit their health and wellbeing. Here are the minimum levels we recommend: Infants under the age of 1 year need to be physically active several times a day. Children under 5 years of age should spend at least…

Exercise during Coronavirus Pandemic

Physical activity includes all forms of active recreation, sports participation, cycling and walking, as well as activities you do at work and around the home and garden. It doesn’t have to be exercise or sport – play, dance, gardening, and even house cleaning and carrying heavy shopping is all part of being physically active. During…

Differences between COVID-19 and influenza viruses

The speed of transmission is an important point of difference between the two viruses. Influenza has a shorter median incubation period (the time from infection to appearance of symptoms) and a shorter serial interval (the time between successive cases) than COVID-19 virus. The serial interval for COVID-19 virus is estimated to be 5-6 days, while…

COVID-19 and influenza viruses Similarities

Firstly, COVID-19 and influenza viruses have a similar disease presentation. That is, they both cause respiratory disease, which presents as a wide range of illness from asymptomatic or mild through to severe disease and death. Secondly, both viruses are transmitted by contact, droplets and fomites. As a result, the same public health measures, such as…

Do patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 need to be hospitalized if they have mild illness?

No. For patients who have mild illness, e.g., low-grade fever, cough, malaise, rhinorrhoea, sore throat without any warning signs, such as shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, increased respiratory (i.e. sputum or haemoptysis), gastro-intestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhoea and without changes in mental status, hospitalization may not be required unless there…