The Coronavirus is a virus similar to the common cold or flu. Not everyone who becomes infected with the Coronavirus gets sick, and not everyone who gets sick becomes very ill.

Most people (about 80%) recover without needing special treatment.

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Protect yourself by taking these steps:

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    Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub

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    Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze

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    Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

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    Avoid close contact with people who are sick, sneezing or coughing

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    Only eat well-cooked food, especially meat and eggs

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    Never spit in public

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    Get your flu vaccination