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Are there any risks for children who get ill with COVID-19?

If children have some other long-term health problem/s, they can get more sick with COVID-19.  These are children with medical conditions who need to see doctors or attend clinics regularly. Some examples are: children who have diabetes, heart disease, asthma, TB, cancer, kidney disease, cerebral palsy and HIV. 

If your child has one of these conditions they may need to stay at home and avoid contact with others (adults and children). They may need to stay home from school – discuss this with your child’s clinic or doctor. Members of the family should take extra care with social distancing, hand washing and wearing cloth masks when around the child.

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