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Individuals with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, are at higher risk
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People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus. However, the virus poses a particular risk to people over the age of 60 and those we have underlying medical conditions, including:
To avoid infection, we recommend you to:
Remain aware of your health state. If you experience symptoms (shortness of breath, fever and cough), call your doctor or a hospital immediately. Explain to them that you are calling in relation to the new coronavirus and that you are at high risk.
Remember to also protect your mental health and well-being. If you need to stay home for a prolonged period, try maintaining a daily routine that prioritizes looking after yourself.
Being in self-quarantine can lead people to adopt unhealthy eating habits. To avoid stress and exhaustion, make sure you follow a daily schedule and maintain a healthy lifestyle:
WHO recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week, or a combination of both. These recommendations can still be achieved even at home:
Stay physically active while at home with this set of home-based exercises from WHO/Europe.
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