CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. How to protect yourself? Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash your hands frequentlyMaintain social distancingAvoid touching eyes, nose and mouthPractice respiratory hygieneIf you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care earlyStay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading Fever screenings is in place at international airports. Procedures are in place for case detection, isolation and management for quick diagnosis to be made. All health facilities will be able to manage suspected or confirmed cases and refer to the appropriate referral or designated hospital. Protocols are in place for follow up of case contacts to ensure that the virus does not spread. Contact the General Public Hotline 0800 029 999 Read More: HOW TO WASH YOUR CLOTHES AND GET RID OF GERMS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS IF YOUR COMPANY SHUTS ITS DOORS? AN URGENT PLEA TO HELP SAVE OUR HOMELESS OVER LOCKDOWN ENGEN SUPPORTS MAURITIAN NGO’S IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 HOW TO VOLUNTEER DURING THE LOCKDOWN LADLES OF LOVE CALLS FOR HELP TO FEED CAPE TOWN HOMELESS DURING LOCK DOWN MAINTAINING A POSITIVE MINDSET IS KEY TO STAYING WELL IN LOCKDOWN DIGITAL SOLUTIONS IS OUR FUTURE AS WE EXPERIENCE COVID 19 PANDEMIC LOCK DOWN SAYS EIFFEL CORP USE THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT EDUCATING ORPHANED AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN HOW TO WORK FROM HOME WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND USE THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT EDUCATING ORPHANED AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS NEED REFINING IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY CITY CONTINUES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL AND BEACH MANAGEMENT DURING LOCKDOWN HOW TO WORK FROM HOME WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND SUPERIATE’S “CANS WITH PURPOSE” HITS R100 000 WITHIN 10 DAYS AND AIMS FOR R1 MILLION IN DONATIONS DURING COVID-19 SHUTDOWN COVID-19: EXTREME STEPS ARE NEEDED TO ENSURE A SHORT LIFESPAN #CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) HAS LANDED IN SA – WHAT ARE EMPLOYERS’ OBLIGATIONS AND EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS DURING THIS PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY? WE CONTINUE TO MANAGE THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS THEY UNFOLD SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVAL IS KEY TO SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 WORKING FROM HOME DURING COVID-19: FOUR TIPS FOR RUNNING A VIRTUAL OFFICE GET DATA-FREE ACCESS TO THE OFFICIAL CORONA VIRUS WEBSITE SA MANUFACTURING SECTOR HAS SMALL WINDOW TO SAFEGUARD ITSELF AGAINST CORONAVIRUS TEN TRAVEL INSURANCE TIPS TO PREVENT YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY BECOMING A NIGHTMARE COVID 19 – WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING NOW? COVID-19 MAY NOT BE KILLING YOUR EMPLOYEES, BUT IT COULD BE KILLING YOUR BUSINESS. IS RETRENCHMENT AN INSTANT OPTION UTILIZATION OF ANNUAL LEAVE AND CLAIMING FROM THE TEMPORARY EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE RELIEF (“TERS”) SCHEME DURING #COVID-19 LOCKDOWN Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.