There is little chance of infection
You can rest assured that there is little chance of infection. There is currently no cause for concern. Your risk seems low.
However, the incubation period – the period from infection to the onset of symptoms – is 14 days. Ideally, you should repeat this test regularly.
What you should do now
Stay at home
Protect your fellow human beings
Help others in need
STAY AT HOME
Do not go to the doctor as a first step
In this way, the viruses can penetrate the body and trigger typical symptoms * such as fever, headache and sore throat.
However, such signs can also speak for a “normal” flu-like infection. Since the flu wave has not yet survived in 2020, some people will have problems in classifying their own symptoms. The following applies: If you show typical symptoms of a coronavirus infection AND have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and / or were in a risk area within the last weeks before the onset of the disease, you should observe certain rules regarding the doctor’s visit.
Experts recommend that you suspect an infection with the Corona Virus:
- Stay at home: avoid contact and closeness to others, even shaking hands is taboo.
- Do not go to your family doctor, but call your doctor or the responsible health authority. This can ensure that you are examined in practice in isolation or a home visit can be organized. This ensures that other patients in the waiting room do not become infected.
Keep your distance from others
Don't go out anymore
Hold a self quarantine
Over the next 14 days, see if you get any other symptoms
PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE
Protect yourself and others
In order to protect yourself against infection, the same measures that apply to seasonal flu are recommended: wash your hands several times a day with soap and water. You can also use a disinfectant containing alcohol.
If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Avoid direct contact with sick people if possible, but at least keep a minimum distance of one or two meters from suspected people.
Disposable face masks are not effective protection against viruses or bacteria that are transmitted in the air. But they can help reduce the risk of spreading the virus from sneezing or coughing
The main steps
Wash your hands frequently!
Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth!
Optionally put on a breathing mask (class: N95)
Together we are stronger
The main steps
Ask your older neighbors if they need help
Digitize your parents / grandparents!
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THESE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED BY PEOPLE IN LAST DAYS:
Frequently asked questions
HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF FROM CORONAVIRUS?
- Wash your hands several times a day with soap and water or an alcohol-based disinfectant.
- Do not cough or sneeze in your hands, but in the crooks of your arms or in an unused handkerchief.
- Avoid direct contact with sick people.
How contagious is CORONA?
- It is known that the virus spreads through droplet infection - for example when coughing and speaking. Excretions (urine, stool) and body fluids (blood, etc.) can also be infectious.
- The incubation period - the time between infection and the onset of symptoms - is 2 to 14 days.
IS THERE A MEDICINE?
There is no vaccine yet. Treatment is symptomatic, by alleviating symptoms – e.g. by taking antipyretic agents.
WHICH DEMOGRAPHIC IS AT A HIGHER RISK?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC), the following groups of people have the highest risk of developing a serious illness from SARS-CoV-2:
- People over the age of 60
- People with underlying conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and cancer
Pregnant women have no higher risk with the novel coronavirus, and there is no evidence that the virus is transmitted to the unborn child. Only at birth could an infected mother could transmit the virus to the baby.
DO I HAVE TO PAY A TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS?
If there is a reasonable suspicion of an infection with the Corona Virus, the costs of the testing will be borne.
WHAT DOES QUARANTINE MEAN?
Quarantine means that people with a positive test result or who have had contact with an infected person are "separated" for 14 days by a decision from the medical officer (health authority). In severe cases this can be a hospital, in mild symptoms these people can also spend a "home quarantine" at home.
IMPORTANT: Quarantined people are not allowed to leave the apartment or receive private visits.
The responsible medical officer (health authority) takes over the registration and takes up the telephone number, email, place of work and living conditions and informs the people concerned about the clinical picture, the course of the disease and transmission risks, how they can monitor themselves and how they should behave at home. People in home quarantine should measure fever twice a day.
Corona-Checker.com self-testing cannot replace a doctor’s diagnosis and only serves as a guide. This test is based on data from WHO and the ministries of health. If there is an acute suspicion of infection, please consult your responsible health organization.