Over the past few weeks, our broadcasting partners sent us their most pressing questions about COVID-19. To answer them, we created these frequently asked questions (FAQs), using reputable authorities and verified sources of information such as the World Health Organization.
Disclaimer: This resource does not take the place of professional medical advice. If you have specific questions about your well-being, contact your local health authority immediately.
The FAQs are divided into several categories, including:
- Basic information about COVID-19
- Transmission and risk factors
- Transmission: Myths and facts
- Understanding the symptoms
- Recommendations for staying safe and healthy
- Treatment: Myths and facts
- Face masks and gloves
- Understanding recovery
- Pregnancy, malaria, and previous health conditions
- Broader impacts of COVID-19
- Does COVID-19 impact women differently?
Where can I find more information about COVID-19?
You can find reliable and up-to-date information on the World Health Organization website at: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus .
How do I avoid fake news and misinformation about COVID-19?
When researching and reporting on COVID-19, use information from reliable organizations such as the World Health Organization. Always check the date of the source to make sure the information is up-to-date. If you are unsure about the information, double check it from another source. For more information on fact-checking and specifically on fact-checking COVID-19 information, visit: https://africacheck.org/reports/live-guide-all-our-coronavirus-fact-checks-in-one-place/