COVID-19 INFORMATION IN SWAHILI

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

 

Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.

 

The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe.

 

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the disease and how the virus spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by staying at least one metre apart from others, wearing a properly fitted mask where required, and washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently. Get vaccinated and follow the NSW public health order rules.

 

 

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Download the Swahili NSW Health fact sheet for confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

GETTING VACCINATED​

COVID-19 vaccination Swahili

DO YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE?

Who to call Swahili

GETTING PROOF OF VACCIATION

Read information in Swahili about the getting proof of your  vaccination here.

COVID-19 DISASTER PAYMENT

Read information in Swahili about the COVID disaster payments here.