The disease is not airborne in most instances (refer to slides).
We only get the disease through the air by sustained contact (30 minutes or more without maintaining the 1-2 m social distancing - refer to video attached) in a closed room with someone who has the disease or someone who is about to get the symptoms. Usually in home and family settings. Most transmissions are household contacts because individuals within it are in close contact because of the lockdown.
The vast majority get infected when the virus transfers in the form of droplets from one’s hand to the face and the virus enters through the mouth, nose, ears and eyes.
The incubation period between the time catching the virus and showing the symptoms of the disease range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.
People with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-6 days, range 1-14 days). Most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover.
There is no specific treatment for disease caused by a novel coronavirus. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and therefore treatment based on the patient's clinical condition.
COVID-19 causes more severe disease than seasonal influenza. While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease. Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.