Protective measures against the new coronavirus are very effective in preventing transmission of COVID-19. We recommend that vulnerable groups take appropriate precautions.
The latest evidence-based information on the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authorities. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others, including people living with chronic diseases, including respiratory conditions, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, Special caution is urged for people with a BMI over 40; avoiding infection is paramount for people with obesity.
Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and others on the WHO website: