What is a ‘novel’ coronavirus?
A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus
The disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in December 2019, has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’
The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common cold.
How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing), and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The COVID-19 virus may survive on surfaces for several hours, but simple disinfectants can kill it.
For symptoms of COVID-19, prevention and related please consult HealthBuddy. It is the most comprehensive user-friendly platform containing verified information.
HealthBuddy is a joint initiative of the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and WHO Regional Office for Europe. https://healthbuddy.info/index
For Kosovo specific information, please follow COVID-19 updates (situation reports published by UN Kosovo Team under publications in this website, or simply follow the link https://unkt.org/category/publications/
UNKT Situation Reports on COVID-19
COVID-19 update (sitrep 27); COVID-19 update (sitrep 26); COVID-19 update (sitrep 25); COVID-19 update (sitrep 24); Sitrep 23; Sitrep 22; Sitrep 21; Sitrep 20; Sitrep 19; Sitrep 18; Sitrep 17; Sitrep 16; Sitrep 15; Sitrep 14; Sitrep 13; Sitrep 12; Sitrep 11; Sitrep 10; Sitrep 9; Sitrep 8; Sitrep 7; Sitrep 6;Sitrep 5; Sitrep 4; Sitrep 3; Sitrep 2; Sitrep 1
For latest global information, please visit:
|Latest news on the UNs’ response:||https://tinyurl.com/sf5ggwe|
|WHO guidance for countries:||https://tinyurl.com/sz5zrl9|
|Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation:||https://tinyurl.com/tpr4rzc|
For thematic issues related to the COVID-19 please see:
Thematic COVID-19 issues
- WHO Recommendations for Home Care for COVID-19 Patients with mild Symptoms (English/Albanian/Serbian/Romani) LINK
- UNKT Statement on COVID-19 with regard to Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers LINK