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What is the difference between coronavirus and a cold?


Coronavirus symptoms are similar to flu symptoms, these include: fever, coughing, fatigue and body aches. These symptoms tend to affect the whole body, which tends to lead to severe health implications such as:

  • Pneumonia
  • Bacterial infections

These are the types of symptoms which would require the person infected to be hospitalized, unlike the symptoms of a common cold cold.

The symptoms of a common cold are:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Itchy eyes

Cold symptoms tend to clear up by themselves if they are well handled, unlike the coronavirus symptoms which tend to get worse over time.

Pay attention to your symptoms and contact the hotline if you suspect you might have the coronavirus. 

Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999, available from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.









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