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General Information about the Coronavirus

The most important thing you can do is to practice good hygiene: Wash your hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) and often. Wear a protective mask when required. Don’t shake hands with people or hug them. Avoid people coughing or sneezing directly on you. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible. Air out rooms regularly. Throw away tissues immediately after use. The German Federal Center for Health Education provides extensive information about ...

Like other respiratory pathogens, a coronavirus infection can lead to a variety of symptoms. According to the Robert Koch Institute, symptoms vary greatly and are hard to define. They range from an infection with no symptoms to severe pneumonia with respiratory failure and death. It is therefore not possible to provide a general descriptions of “typical” symptoms of the illness. Current information is available in German and English on the Robert Koch Institute's website.

The Berlin Senate Office has set up a hotline for people to call if they think they have been infected. The number is 030 90 28 28 28. Health insurance providers have also set up hotlines. Please contact your health insurance provider as well. Further Information Up-to-date information on health safety regarding the novel coronavirus (e.g., symptoms, risk of infection, preventive care), can be found on the Robert Koch Institute website. Current information and advice can also be ...

Telephone Hotlines The Berlin Senate Office has set up a hotline for people to call if they think they have been infected. The number is 030 90 28 28 28 . Further information, including the contact information for the local health departments, can be found here:  https://www.berlin.de/corona/en/   Health insurance providers have also set up hotlines. Please contact your health insurance provider as well. Further Information Up-to-date information on health safety regarding the ...