Question: Who are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19?

What can be done to help the elderly during the coronavirus disease pandemic?

Support for older people, their families and their caregivers is an essential part of the countries comprehensive response to the pandemic. During times of isolation and quarantine, older people need safe access to nutritious food, basic supplies, money, medicine to support their physical health, and social care. Dissemination of accurate information is critical to ensuring that older people have clear messages and resources on how to stay physically and mentally healthy during the pandemic and what to do if they should fall ill.

What should parents do if their children become ill with COVID-19?

If a child becomes ill with COVID-19-like symptoms (cough, fever, fatigue, etc.) the parents should follow local public health guidelines and the child should stay at home until the symptoms disappear.If symptoms persist or worsen, seek advice from the child’s healthcare provider, along the lines of national recommendations. Once the child has no symptoms, follow local public health guidelines regarding returning to school.

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