Wearing a medical mask can help limit the spread of some respiratory diseases. However, using a mask alone is not guaranteed to stop infections. Their use should be combined with other preventive measures. Watch this short video to find out more. For more information, please visit : https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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What actually is the coronavirus? How might it affect you? What can you do to prevent it? The BBC’s Laura Foster explains everything you need to know – in just one minute.

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First broadcast on 26 March 2020. “I’m a local GP and, unfortunately, I’ve been having to self isolate for the past week and a half. I’ve not been able to get remote access to be able to work from home. There’s been no testing for NHS staff and my colleagues on the front line have…

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Dr Nam Nguyen, GP and Clinical Lead at NHS UK, shares answers to some of the popular questions we’ve been hearing from people about COVID-19, generally known as Coronavirus. – Could my symptoms be coronavirus? – Are face masks useful for preventing coronavirus? – Can I get coronavirus from food or takeaways? For up-to-date information…

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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. Watch this short animation to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself against it.

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Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu. But what’s the best handwashing technique? Washing your hands properly should take about as long as singing “Happy Birthday” twice (around 20 seconds). Use the following steps from the World Health Organization while…

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