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Update: April 1, 2021
What is the Novel Coronavirus?
It is a type of virus that is characterized by fever, throat pain, a long period of coughing (around 1 week), and strong lethargy.
The time until onset from infection can take from 1 to 12.5 days (generally 5 to 6 days).
Take off from work and school and avoid going out if signs of the virus, such as fever, appear
Record your body temperature daily if signs of the virus, such as fever, appear
If you have any underlying conditions and see changes in your symptoms or are concerned you may be sick with something other than coronavirus, please see your family physician first.
Please consult by telephone with your primary care doctor or nearby hospital if you are experiencing any of the following:
（※）If you are elderly, suffer from any underlying conditions such as diabetes, cardiac insufficiency, and COPD or if you are undergoing dialysis or are taking any immunosuppressive drugs such as cancer medication
Since pregnant women are similarly affected by the virus as those listed above, please call a Consultation Center as soon as possible.
It is best to consult with your pediatrician or primary care doctor.
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(1)Please call the clinic or hospital first before going.
(2)Along with wearing a mask, wash your hands and follow cough etiquette (cover your mouth and hands with a mask, tissue, handkerchief, towel, etc. when you cough or sneeze).
There is no need for excessive worry. Wear a mask, wash your hands regularly, and follow standard disease prevention protocol.