There is a global outbreak of a new coronavirus disease that is rapidly spreading to a number of countries around the world. Common signs and symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. In severe cases, complications including pneumonia and kidney failure may occur and possibly lead to death if left untreated. Everyone is at risk of getting this disease. The virus is spread through droplets produced during coughing or sneezing by a sick person. You can get the disease if you are in close contact with a person who has the disease or infected animals and animal products. Travel to areas affected by the outbreak is a risk to getting infected. To protect yourself and others; wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol based hand rubs; cook your meat products and eggs thoroughly. If you are infected, prevent spreading the disease by covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with flexed elbow or tissue, and washing your hands immediately after. If you suspect that you, a member of your family or anybody has the coronavirus you should immediately seek medical care at the nearest health facility. This message is brought to you by the Ministry of Health and the ZNPHI with support from partners.