Top ten frequently asked questions about coronavirus


If you recover from coronavirus, are you immune? Don't know - probably no longer infectious.
What is the incubation period for the coronavirus? 14 days - but varies.
How long are you ill for? About a week.
How dangerous is coronavirus for people who have asthma? Ring NHS 111 if it gets worse.
Are otherwise healthy disabled people more at risk from coronavirus? No.
Should I wear a mask to protect myself and others from the virus? Little evidence it helps.
Can you catch the virus from food prepared by an infected individual? Possibly.
Can coronavirus be transmitted by door handles, other surfaces and money? Yes - wash your hands!
Can the coronavirus be transferred through items posted to the UK from abroad? No.
How do you get gas and electricity if you are on a prepayment meter and can't get to a Post Office to top it up? Ring your energy company for help.

Quick answers from the BBC's coronavirus FAQ
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