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WHAT IS THE CORONA VIRUS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWPRECAUTIONSYMPTOMSTREATMENTWHAT TO DOCONTACT NUMBERS

1. Check your symptoms. click here

2. Do not rush to your doctor because you may infect others if you go there.

3. Dial the South African emergency number: 080 002 9999

4. Be patient, stay calm and follow the steps that will be communicated to you.

5. Join the WhatsApp support group 060 012 3456

6. Avoid contact with other people. Stay up to date with all the latest Covid-19 information by visiting Solidarity’s crisis centre. Go to corona.org.za


1. Check your symptoms. click here

2. Call your GP – but don’t rush to the rooms because by going there you could infect others.

3. Follow the steps your GP prescribes.

4. Be patient, stay calm and join the WhatsApp support group: 060 012 3456

5. Avoid contact with other people.

6. Stay up to date with all the latest Covid-19 information by visiting Solidarity’s crisis centre. Go to corona.org.za


• GBV Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / *120*7867# from any cell phone

• Persons with disabilities, SMS ‘help’ to 31531

• SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111 / SMS Crime Line: 32211

• Suicide Helpline: 0800 567 567


• National Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.za

• National Institute of Communicable Diseases: https://www.nicd.ac.za

• World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW






HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?

Through contact with a person who is ill, especially by touching the person.

Droplet transmission from person to person.

Sneeze or cough droplets on surfaces that are then touched.

UNDERLYING CONDITIONS

75% of those who have died had underlying conditions

Older persons: 80% of those who have died had was older than 60 years.

PRECAUTION

Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Disinfect with an alcoholbased disinfectant with a minimum alcohol level of 60%.

Cough or sneeze in a tissue or into a bent elbow. Immediately discard tissues.

Keep your hands away Keep your hands away from your face. Don’t shake hands with others or hug or kiss them.

Distance of at least one meter between you and people who are coughing and sneezing, or who are unwell.

Disinfect surfaces If you have touched it, the virus can enter your body through your eyes, nose or mouth.

Stay at home if you are experiencing any of the related symptoms and you are feeling ill.

Masks Healthy persons: only if they are caring for a sick person. Sick persons: must wear a mask.

SYMPTOMS

MOST people experience slight cold/flu symptoms. Slight to moderate upper respiratory tract infection, similar to a common cold.

  • Headaches
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever and aching body
  • Mild diarrhoea

5% Become critically ill
14% Develop serious symptoms
81% Develop mild to moderate symptoms

TREATMENT

Symptomatic treatment:
such as for a common cold and flu is followed.

Hospital treatment:
for serious symptoms such as pneumonia and bronchitis.

STAY INFORMED

1. Check your symptoms. click here

2. Do not rush to your doctor because you may infect others if you go there.

3. Dial the South African emergency number: 080 002 9999

4. Be patient, stay calm and follow the steps that will be communicated to you.

5. Join the WhatsApp support group 060 012 3456

6. Avoid contact with other people. Stay up to date with all the latest Covid-19 information by visiting Solidarity’s crisis centre. Go to corona.org.za


1. Check your symptoms. click here

2. Call your GP – but don’t rush to the rooms because by going there you could infect others.

3. Follow the steps your GP prescribes.

4. Be patient, stay calm and join the WhatsApp support group: 060 012 3456

5. Avoid contact with other people.

6. Stay up to date with all the latest Covid-19 information by visiting Solidarity’s crisis centre. Go to corona.org.za

CONTACT NUMBERS

• GBV Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / *120*7867# from any cell phone

• Persons with disabilities, SMS ‘help’ to 31531

• SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111 / SMS Crime Line: 32211

• Suicide Helpline: 0800 567 567


• National Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.za

• National Institute of Communicable Diseases: https://www.nicd.ac.za

• World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int

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