Watch | Who are most likely to get affected by COVID-19?

A video on who are most likely to get affected by COVID-19

Published - April 04, 2020 07:13 pm IST

The number of cases from across the world shows that people of all ages can contract the COVID-19 disease . But the risk of becoming severely ill with the coronavirus appears to increase above 60 years.

According to the World Health Organisation, those with pre-existing non-communicable diseases also appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

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Apart from people with underlying health conditions, smokers are also likely to be more vulnerable towards COVID-19

As with everyone else, the only strategy to prevent infection is social distancing and maintaining good hygiene, especially frequent hand washing using soap and sanitiser.

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