QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED ABOUT COVID-19
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a contagious disease caused by a virus in the coronavirus family. There are many types of coronaviruses, and these usually cause mild diseases of the respiratory system. COVID-19 is caused by a new coronavirus, and was first discovered in Wuhan, China.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 usually include fever, cough, and fatigue. Some patients experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. Most people are cured of this virus without the need for special treatment, but some can become seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, are more likely to develop severe symptoms.
How is COVID-19 carried?
COIVD-19 is spread through contact with other infected individuals. The virus is spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or breathes, releasing droplets into the air and surrounding spaces. People can be affected by COVID-19 by inhaling these drops, or by touching an infected area and then the eyes, nose, or mouth. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is very important that everyone close to the affected areas take measures to reduce contact with others. We strongly recommend that you see our guides for detailed recommendations on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
How is COVID-19 treated?
There is no antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Because this disease is caused by a virus, antibiotics are not effective either. People with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should seek health care as early as possible to relieve symptoms and reduce the risk of developing a serious infection.
How can I protect myself and others from this virus?
Start by cleaning your hands thoroughly and often! The hands can catch the coronavirus through contact with infected droplets. Rub your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, then rinse and dry your hands. If soap and water are not found, an alcoholic sanitizer can kill the viruses that have stuck to your hands. Outside the moment you wash your hands avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth in order to prevent viruses from entering your body. If someone near you is coughing or sneezing, keep a distance of at least one meter in order to avoid the possibility of inhaling droplets that may have the virus. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with an elbow or tissue. Most importantly, if you do not feel well, stay home. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call the health services to tell you how to proceed with a medical check-up.
We strongly recommend that you review our guidelines for detailed recommendations for individuals, communities, businesses, and governments.
All students and the academic staff of the College “Pjeter Budi” are informed, in order to contain the recommendations given by the NIPH and the Rectorate of the College that aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19, during the exams should be observed measures such as lower.
- All students and academic staff should wear masks throughout the exam as well as during student-like consultations and contacts;
- Exams will be organized in such a way that the number of students in the class is in accordance with the recommendations for keeping distance;
- The gathering of students outside the halls dedicated to holding exams should be avoided;
- Students are recommended to be in the building of the College and near the hall provided for the exam no earlier than 10 min. before the start of the examination hour and as soon as they have completed the examination they must leave the College premises immediately;
- Failure to comply with these rules will result in exclusion from the exam right.
The cooperation of students and academic staff is very important in these circumstances so we thank you in advance for your understanding.
“Pjetër Budi” College wishes you health and hopes that this situation will pass soon!