What is COVID-19?

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.
Do your Part
  • Wear a mask and wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds regularly to reduce risk of infection or affecting others. Sanitise your hands where washing of hands is not possible.
  • Be aware of fake news reporting, ensuring credible resources from the WHO, CDC or NICD are only shared. Speak out against negative behaviours and negative social media statements stereotyping various individuals.
  • Ensure personal hygiene and good health practices such as cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Get the recent flu vaccine to ensure your immune system is at optimal capacity.
  • Express your appreciation to healthcare workers who are on the frontline taking care of patients and helping make sure this disease does not spread further.
More info (link to: https://sacoronavirus.co.za)