Coronavirus symptoms to look out for

Here’s what to do if you feel sick and are worried it may be the coronavirus.
December 27, 2020 | 07:58
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Coronavirus symptoms to look out for
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Though top public health experts have urged people to avoid traveling this holiday season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some may still be choosing to make plans for their vacations. If you plan to gather with those who live outside your household this holiday season, it’s good to be aware of how COVID-19 may present itself.

On its website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that symptoms of the novel virus may range from mild to severe, noting that older adults "and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness."

Those infected can show a wide range of symptoms of the virus, with most symptoms appearing two to 14 days following exposure to the virus, according to Fox News.

The most common symptoms include the following:

Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

Coronavirus symptoms to look out for
Vietnam has so far recorded 1440 COVID-19 cases. (Photo: VNA)

In a recent meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam called for the joint resolution to preserve achievements in the pandemic combat as long as possible, in order to ensure safe and happy New Year holidays.

Dam asked competent forces to enhance inspections and the communication work, explaining that after days without locally-transmitted infections, people would let their guard down. Apart from medical centers, schools, and lodging facilities, it is necessary to step up COVID-19 prevention and control measures at markets, commercial centers, places of worship, notably public transport means, he went on, according to Vietnam Plus.

Vietnam has so far recorded 1440 COVID-19 cases. Vietnam has several COVID-19 candidate vaccines being developed by Nanocovax, Vabiotech, Polyvac, and the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals.

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