COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms

The Government of Zimbabwe declared a lockdown over COVID-19. Everyone is required to stay at home.

Think you have COVID-19? Call the free Ministry of Health and Child Care Hotline2019, or the free Youth Advocates Forum Hotline- 393.

Stay home

If you have a cough, fever or flu-like symptoms, stay at home and call your health care provider or doctor. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care if your illness worsens.

Rest, sleep, keep warm and drink plenty of fluids until you have recovered.

Wear a face mask

Wear a face mask (if available) if you are sick or caring for other people who are sick. If a face mask is not available, use what you can to cover your mouth and nose when you are near others.

Do not visit public areas.

Avoid contact with others if you are out. Keep at least one metre from other people in your household or community. 

Avoid public transportation or using taxis. If you have to use public transport, cover your mouth and avoid contact with others.

If things get worse

If you start having difficulty breathing or show other emergency signs like persistent pain, pressure in the chest, confusion, difficulty moving around, bluish lips or face, call your doctor or health facility, or the free COVID-19 Hotline: 2019, or the free Youth Advocates Forum line 393. The lines operate 24 hours a day. They are there to help.

For more information: 

Send the word ‘Hi’ to the following numbers on WhatsApp for more COVID-19 information:

Official Zimbabwe COVID-19 Information HubSupported by UNICEF and WHO: +263 714734593

Visit the following websites: 
WHO COVID-19 resources
CDC-2019 COVD-19 factsheet
Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19

This message is approved by the Ministry of Health and Child Care 

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