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Staying alive

Symptoms of the coronavirus disease are similar to those of the flu: fever, chills, aches, dry coughing, sore throat, runny nose, tiredness, stomach upset, diarrhoea and a shortness or difficulty in breathing, according to the Ministry of Health.

They tend to start off mild and build gradually. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Covid-19 symptoms often appear after two to 10 days, but this can vary greatly, and it warns that some infected people don’t develop symptoms and don’t feel unwell.

Most people with the disease have been adults; only

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