Ask Full Fact: your new coronavirus questions answered

16th Mar 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.

If you can’t see an answer to a question you have below, please send it to us using this Google form. Alternatively, you can check out the latest advice from the NHS.

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 isn’t a listed 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?

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