COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can exhibit signs similar to the common flu with a cold, cough and a sore throat.
Some symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to winter influenza which spreads in colder temperatures.
A good way to deal with fake news is to arm yourself with the facts and educate others.
Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala govt warns against hiding travel history after Italy-returned family infects eight; confirmed cases rise to 14
The Kerala govt on Tuesday warned people against hiding information about their travel history to coronavirus-affected countries or information that may lead to spreading the COVID-19 disease
Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said that it would be a false hope to believe that COVID-19 would disappear in summers.
Coronavirus myth busted: Bleach gargles and drinking miracle mineral solution will not prevent COVID-19
Drinking bleach (or even gargling with it) will severely impact your health and MMS is a kind of bleach that could even be life-threatening if ingested.
Health ministry confirms two new cases of Novel Coronavirus infection in India: one each in Delhi and Telangana
A health ministry release stated that both patients are stable and being monitored closely. This brings the total count of cases in India to 5.
Given all the hype around COVID-19, it is important that you verify the source of your information and not jump to conclusions.
Two out of the three cases in Kerala (which are the only confirmed cases in the country) have tested negative and been declared disease-free.
The Wuhan coronavirus crossed a grim milestone over the weekend. It is now responsible for more global deaths than the deadly SARS virus of 2002-2003.
Coronavirus outbreak: Number of infected under-reported and fatality rates exaggerated, data suggests
The discrepancy comes from minor cases in and around Wuhan going under-reported, with limited beds and testing equipment at hand, say experts.
Ambiguity to the virus’ origin, fear spurred by its rapid spread and want of a cure has incited a deluge of misinformation.
Coronavirus update 4 Feb: Death toll at 427, second death outside China, Kerala announces ‘state calamity’ and more
On the last count, over 20,636 cases of the infection had been confirmed and there have now been 427 deaths globally.
Coronavirus update 3 Feb: 3 confirmed cases in India, worldwide death toll reaches 362, GSK collaborates on vaccine and more
Due to the rapidly spreading infection, the Indian government’s health ministry has also temporarily suspended e-visa facility for the Chinese tourists.
Coronavirus outbreak: Toll rises to 170 in China with 1,737 new cases confirmed; WHO expresses 'great concern' over virus spreading outside country
The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China on Thursday as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation.
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Program, Delhi office, confirmed that there are no cases yet in India, but some precautionary steps need to be taken.