Here is also important background reading courtesy of the British Embassy in Cambodia:
Novel Coronavirus: Symptoms and Treatment
1. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that originated in animals, and then made the leap to human to human transmission. The strain that has recently emerged is new and not previously identified in humans. Initial cases were traced to a seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, China, though it is unclear from which species of animal the virus originated. There is some evidence of limited human to human transmission.
2. Like the common cold, the virus is spread via droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when someone touches a contaminated surface such as a door handle.
3. Initial symptoms of the novel coronavirus are similar to colds, flu and pneumonia and include fever, fatigue, sore throat and a dry cough. As the illness progresses, people may experience respiratory problems such as tightness of the chest, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
4. There is no treatment for coronavirus, but symptoms can be managed with paracetamol, fluids and plenty of rest. People admitted to hospital in more severe cases are likely to be given anti-viral medication.
For more information, please click here to read the World Health Organization advice