Have questions about Coronavirus? Ministry of Health website provides answers and provides a state of the art

The term "Covid-19", which means Coronavirus 2019 disease, is no longer a term that only health professionals know. But the truth is that misinformation about Coronavirus, whose size has already been considered a pandemic, is a reality. Also thinking about this, the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health (SPMS) launched an online platform dedicated entirely to SARS-CoV-2, the virus designation, which answers questions such as what is the new Coronavirus and how can the population be protect. In this way, helping to combat this public health problem becomes easier.

Due to the high amount of information shared on social networks and in the media itself, it may be difficult to retain what matters most. However, on this website, SPMS, the Directorate-General for Health and the National Health Service compile official and reliable information.

Site developed by the Ministry of Health on Covid-19

The current situation in Portugal, illustrated with infographics, is constantly updated and allows a better understanding of the problem at national level. So far, and according to the information provided, there are 112 confirmed cases in the country, with no record of deaths. As for the recovered cases, there is still only one, at a time when more than 1,000 suspects were identified.

Clarifying what the new Coronavrus is, the platform explains that it was first identified in December 2019 in China, in the city of Wuhan, with this new agent never having been previously identified in humans. The source of the infection is also unknown.

But the site also provides information on other frequently asked questions, related to travel, prevention measures, transmission of the disease and tests and treatments. In constant updating, the platform also gathers several important documents, such as communications, orders and guidelines.

With everyone in mind, the sitetambm publishes promotional materials for health professionals, the school community and city councils. Civil protection agents, embassies, higher education and hospitality institutions and IPSS are also included.