Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Pongal, also referred to as Thai Pongal, is a multi-day harvest festival of South India, particularly in the Tamil community.