The Open Contracts Platform: COVID-19 Explorer
In order to monitor and analyse the data related to the open procurement during the pandemic of COVID-19, this platform has been developed from Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), and Transparency International Health Initiative (TI-HI), with support from Open Society Foundation and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. ODK in partnership with OCP has monitored the open contracts in Kosovo regarding the COVD-19 for the period of January 2020 – March 2021, which data can now be analysed through this platform.
Graphs and Statistics - Kosovo
COVID-19 in Kosovo
The number of people infected with coronavirus in Kosovo is 9.492 with 284 death cases which have had other health complaints.
The usual symptoms of COVID-19 are: fever, nauseousness, and dry cough. Some patients might experience some pain, blocked or runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and develop gradually. Some people get infected but they might not show any symptoms, hence do not feel any pain. Most people though (around 80%) recover from the symptoms without needing any special treatment. About 1 in every 6 people who get infected with COVID-19 might experience serious symptoms which complicates their breathing.
Myths and Facts
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with wet and hot climates
From the tests run this far, COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including here the wet and hot weather. Despite the climate, respect the preventive measures if you live or if you’re travelling to an area where COVID-19 is reported. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is if you wash your hands frequently. By doing this you eliminate the viruses that might be in your hands, and so you can avoid infections that might occur by touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
Do only elderly get infected by the new form of coronavirus, or are the young people also vulnerable?
People of all ages might get infected with the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Elderly and people with the already existing diseases (such as asthma, diabetes, heart diseases) seem to be more vulnerable to this virus. WHO advises people of all ages to take the precautionary measures to protect themselves from the virus, i.e. good hygiene of washing their hands.
Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?
No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacterias. The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus, hence, antibiotics should not be taken as a preventive drug or for treatment. However, if you're in the hospital for 2019-nCoV, you could be taking antibiotics because joint bacterial-infection is possible.