What is it?

Covid-19 is a disease that is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus 2). It is highly contagious, and can transmit through respiratory droplets, aerosols and contact with contaminated surfaces or people.

The virus can survive on contaminated surfaces as shown below.

Surface

How long can SARS-CoV-2 survive on surface? (Hours)

Aire

3

Cardboard

24

Plastic

>72

Steel

48

The most important symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • continuous cough

  • high temperature

  • loss of, or change in, sense of taste or smell.

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