The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that the COVID-19 virus infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that two groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. These are older people; and those with underlying medical conditions.
WHO emphasises that all must protect themselves from COVID-19 in order to protect others.
WHAT IS COVID-19
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. It was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China.
The virus can spread from person to person through close contact with someone that is already infected.
Covid-19 can be transmitted through eyes, nose or mouth.