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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new infectious disease caused by a recently discovered strain of coronavirus. It causes cold and flu-like symptoms and can affect your lungs and airways. The long-term impacts of the disease are not yet known, because it’s a new disease and we are still learning about it.
Symptoms can include…
If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
If you need to get tested for COVID-19, it’s important to call before going to your medical centre or local emergency rooms. Going straight there could put others at risk.
Keeping yourselves and others safe
There are some simple things you can do to help protect yourself, your family and the people around you.