WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
What is COVID-19?
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that has not been previously identified in humans.
What is the source of COVID-19?
It was first reported to WHO on the 31st of December, 2019, in Wuhan, China.
The initial transmission appeared to be from an animal source, but there has been person-to-person transmission in countries.
How does COVID-19 spread?
People can also catch coronavirus if they breathe in the droplets from the exhaling and cough of an infected person. This is why it is important to stay at least 2 meters away from a person who is coughing or sneezing. You can also be infected by touching already infected objects and surfaces.
Are countries with hot weather immune to COVID-19?
From the evidence so far, the virus causing COVID-19 can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather.
What is Nigeria doing to control the spread of the disease in the country?
The NCDC launched a communication campaign themed #TakeResponsibility, calling all Nigerians and residents to join forces and be proactive in taking greater individual and collective responsibility in preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.