Advisories and guidelines from the Ministry of Health, Guyana
- Over 150,000 immunised against COVID-19Guyana has achieved another milestone in the fight against COVID-19, with some 150,694 individuals immunised against the disease. During Thursday’s […]
- Over 10,000 persons vaccinated against Covid in Region Two−as vaccination drive continues Over 10,000 persons in the Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two) have been immunised against the deadly COVID-19 as […]
- Gov’t partnering with private groups to provide easy access to COVID-19 vaccines – Dr MahadeoDirector General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo, says the Government is committed to ensuring that the adult […]
- Infant and childhood vaccination in 90 percentage range– Min. Anthony Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony has said Guyana has maintained a robust immunisation programme over […]
- Fact-check information on Covid vaccines before sharing on social media – Minister AnthonyMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony is urging the public to desist from spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. […]
- Over 142,000 inoculated against COVID-19-Region 10 sees increase following Ministers’ visit The Government’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is moving steadily forward, as 142,869 persons have […]
- More persons turning out for Covid vaccine at Ministry’s sitePersons from central Georgetown and its environs are responding well to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and are encouraging others to […]
- Curfew extended to May 31– gazetted COVID-19 Measures The Ministry of Health and National COVID-19 Task Force has issued the gazetted COVID-19 preventative measures […]
- It is in the national interest for all adult Guyanese to take the COVID-19 vaccineEvery single country, no exception, has discovered that specific public health measures are critically important in fighting COVID-19. These measures, […]
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
HOW IT SPREADS
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal.
Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
People may experience:
- difficulty breathing (severe cases)
There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
- Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:
- rest and sleep
- keep warm
- drink plenty of liquids
- use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.
Cases Per Million
For informational purposes only.
Consult your local medical authority for advice.
Source: World Health Organization