Coronavirus FAQ

Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University

Center of International Academic Cooperation


Coronavirus: Know The Basics


What are the symptoms?

The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some people also experience fatigue, headaches and, less frequently, diarrhea. Cases can range from mild to moderate to severe. About 80% of cases so far seem to be mild, according to the World Health Organization.

To prevent the coronavirus from spreading, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available. People should wear face masks only if they're sick or caring for someone who is.

What should I do if I think I'm sick?

If you have high temperature call emergency service 03, 103, 112 Or Federal Service of Human Protection 8-800-555-49-43. The call is free. The operators speak English.

How do I protect my home?

Wash your hands as soon as you walk through the door. Avoid sharing personal items such as dishes, cups and utensils. Clean and disinfect «high-touch» surfaces like door handles and cellphones every day.

How does the coronavirus spread?

The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close proximity to one another: within about 6 feet. It spreads primarily through respiratory droplets that are dispersed when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Those droplets can land in the mouth or nose of someone nearby and possibly infect that person.

Does the coronavirus spread through contact with surfaces?

According to the CDC, it may be possible for people to become infected by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly eyes. But experts believe the virus spreads mostly through contact with other people.

If you need to check you temperature,
you can do it at the security desk of hostel 6 on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors.