About Coronavirus
COVID-19

The Coronavirus COVID-19 was first identified on January 7, 2020. Since that time, its spread across the globe has been rapid and pervasive. On March 11, the WHO (World Health Organization) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

A new strain, previously unidentified in humans, Coronavirus COVID-19 causes adverse affects similar to the influenza virus. Common signs of infection include:

  • respiratory symptoms, 
  • shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing, 
  • fever,
  • cough.

In the most severe cases, it can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Highly contagious, COVID-19 can spread from person to person via small airborn droplets from the nose and mouth when a person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can also land on objects or surfaces, thereby contaminating them. This is why it is extremely important to follow the set of protective measures recommended by the WHO to reduce the risks of infection and further proliferation.

Since the beginning of this outbreak in Wuhan, China to its evolution into a global pandemic, more than hundreds of thousands of cases have been detected globally with deaths in the thousands.

Anne Lepetit, Allianz Partners Chief Medical Officer, has been at the forefront of the Group’s Medical Operations and actions to combat the virus.

She shares some critical information about COVID-19 and how individuals can slow its spread.

Allianz Partners is committed to the care, protection and well-being of its customers, partners, providers and employees worldwide. We are taking all the necessary precautionary measures to ensure their health and safety during these challenging and uncertain times.