Ask Full Fact: your new coronavirus questions answered

16 March 2020

We've asked readers to send in their questions about the new coronavirus, to help sort the good information from the bad.

All our answers are collected on this page, and we’ll continue to add to it as we answer more.

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Your questions: answered

Your pets almost certainly won’t give you Covid-19

Children aren’t immune from the new coronavirus

Experts say soap and water is preferable, but high alcohol sanitiser does work

A rash is now listed as a possible symptom of the new coronavirus

Viral post about someone’s uncle’s coronavirus advice is not all it’s cracked up to be

How does the new coronavirus compare to influenza?

It's very rare to catch Covid-19 twice

What counts as essential travel during the Covid-19 lockdown?

This video supposedly showing Covid-19 patients at St Mary’s Hospital, London was actually filmed in Madrid

This video of body bags in a hospital was not filmed in St Mary’s, London

What do we know about cats and the new coronavirus?

This viral coronavirus breathing advice needs context

This viral voice message about ambulances shared on WhatsApp is inaccurate

Do face masks protect against the new coronavirus?

How does the new coronavirus affect pregnancy?

False posts that suggest Boris Johnson didn’t have Covid-19 are based on a blog post now labelled as satire

These death figures are correct, but deaths from Covid-19 are still rising

Event 201 didn’t predict the Covid-19 pandemic

Some context for the claims that Romanian seasonal workers are taking UK workers’ jobs

No, Jennifer Saunders did not write this statement about PPE shortages

A Nobel Prize-winning immunologist has not said coronavirus is manmade, as claimed

The Maytrix Group receives no money from Captain Tom’s fundraiser

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