5 Precautions to stop the spread of Coronaviruses in Comics

Weiman Kow
4 min readFeb 3, 2020

Did a short infocomic on how to keep yourself safe from coronaviruses.

Besides the novel coronavirus, MERS, SARS, and some strains of the common cold, seasonal flu also belong to the family of Coronaviruses.

These same methods can be used to prevent similar contagious respiratory diseases. I’ve cited my references for the information in the last page of the comic, and provided links at the end of the article.

*note: I have updated the page that said “Viruses can last for 24 hours on objects, and the only effective way to get rid of them is to wash them off with soap”, with “Viruses can last for quite a few hours on objects, and the only effective way to get rid of them is to wash them off with soap, bleach, or alcohol.” to be more medically correct.



Can I share it?

Yes, please feel free to share it, as long as you credit me in some way.

There are versions on IG, Facebook, and Twitter if its easier for you

IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/B78_AmHn9oR/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/WeimanKowArt/posts/474262819924443

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeimanKow/status/1223125131242815488

How do I print it out easily?

I made it into a free downloadable A4 printout, with a version with no color, for those who want to put it up in schools, workplaces, homes, and hospitals, or print it out as a coloring activity for their kids here: https://gumroad.com/products/kMDtj

Download A4 printout of coronavirus comic for free here: https://gumroad.com/products/kMDtj
Coloring Activity version of coronavirus comic in same download link: https://gumroad.com/products/kMDtj

Can I translate it to my own language?

I’ve started to release versions of the colored comic without text, for genuine translators who want to translate them into their native tongue. I’m updating this post on facebook on the list of languages that volunteers have offered to translate.

Currently these are the list of languages volunteers are working on now -

1. Simplified Chinese
2. Traditional chinese
3. Cantonese
4. Vietnamese
5. Tagalog
6. Cebuano
7. Laotian
8. Bahasa Indonesian
9. Spanish

The volunteers include members of the general public, staff from Tarlac City Information Office, UNICEF Indonesia, Singapore Intercultural Schools, and Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in the United States.

If you’re interested to translate, please DM me your email address, and the language you want to translate it into, so I can send you the images.

Where do I see new health related comics?

At the moment, I’m working on the next comic on how to put on masks properly.

Do follow my instagram account if you’re interested in educational comics, and feel free to suggest topics that you want me to cover. :)

Love to hear your thoughts on the comic!



Weiman Kow

Storyteller interested in Tech that enables social & healthcare changes. Also a geek who dreams of building her own robot, & a bibliophile secretly into comics