INFORM YOURSELF about Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

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Symptoms of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19)

Runny Nose
 Shortness of Breath
 Sore throat

IF YOU HAVE DEVELOPED THESE SYMPTOMS and have travelled in the last 14 days to a country with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID -19:

  • Stay home 
  • Avoid close contact with other people 
  • Call your doctor OR the Ambulance Service Call Center at 1420 


  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry them with single use paper towels
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
  3. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  4. Throw used tissues in the trash bin and immediately wash your hands
  5. Avoid close contact, if possible with people with respiratory infection symptoms
  6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  7. Avoid crowded or confined spaces and maintain adequate and frequent ventilation of houses, workplaces etc.
  8. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (handles, doorknobs, faucets) regularly, using common household disinfectants.
  9.  Wear a face mask only if you present respiratory infection symptoms ( coughing or sneezing) or if you are caring for someone who is sick.

See the information leaflets in the post below  or at the UNHCR Cyprus Help Platform Available in English, French, Somali and Arabic!