To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat the coronavirus disease, COVID-2019. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalized. Most patients recover, thanks to supportive care.
Possible vaccines for the coronavirus and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop the coronavirus vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.
The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.