The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
The common symptoms of coronavirus include dry cough, fever, and fatigue. The serious symptoms of coronavirus include chest pain, shortness of breath, and loss of speech or movement. Elderly people and others with underlying medical problems in the likes of cancer and diabetes are susceptible to develop serious complications.