UNIC Launches Online Public Resource on Novel Coronavirus

UNIC Launches Online Public Resource on Novel Coronavirus

The Health and Research Portal includes a COVID-19 online diagnostic tool, healthy living tips, ongoing UNIC research and analysis, and the latest government announcements

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health and societal challenge. The University of Nicosia (UNIC) has just launched the UNIC Coronavirus Health and Research Portal (www.unic.ac.cy/coronavirus/) with resources focused on the novel coronavirus, including an online COVID-19 diagnostic tool, healthy living tips, ongoing UNIC faculty research and analysis and the latest Ministry of Health and other governmental announcements.

Of particular interest are:

Online COVID-19 Diagnostic Tool: Those who are concerned that they have contracted COVID-19 can use the COVID-19 Diagnostic Tool, developed by the University of Nicosia Primary Care Centre. This easy-to-use online tool can determine whether you are a suspected COVID-19 case and instruct you on what to do next or outline the next steps if you are a confirmed COVID-19 case and in self-isolation. The portal also lists COVID-19 contact points, comprised of useful phone numbers, contact information and resources during the current crisis.

Healthy Living Resources: The necessary lockdown measures undertaken across the world have disrupted our daily lives and practices, including our exercise and health regimens, while calling on us to adapt both physically and mentally. To help people adapt to this environment, the portal provides a range of healthy lifestyle tips and resources during social distancing, developed by University of Nicosia Medical School faculty.

UNIC Research and Analysis: The portal tracks ongoing research and analysis relating to SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 crisis, by University of Nicosia faculty across academic disciplines. This section houses related papers, podcasts, and articles, while there is also a section on UNIC faculty interviews, commentary and contributions in the media about the current situation. Many UNIC faculty are actively involved in helping respond to the crisis and welcome collaborations with other universities or stakeholders. Please contact the University of Nicosia at ([email protected]) if there is interest in collaborating on COVID19 related research.

More tools and resources will be made available in the coming days.  On behalf of the whole UNIC community, we wish everyone the best during this crisis and hope that we all can take good care of ourselves, our family and others, practicing proper social distancing and abiding by all health and safety protocols, to return to normality as soon as possible.