Protect our communities & The Healthcare of everyone! Spread awareness!! not CORONAVIRUS
Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a virus that has spread across the world. In South Africa, 24 positive cases were confirmed by13 March in KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Western Cape and Gauteng. The virus is now spreading from person to person (within 1metre) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The risk of infection is higher for people in close contact to someone with COVID-19. COVID-19 is also transferred by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
Testing for the coronavirus is done in specialised laboratories.Although the virus can infect anybody, those who die from the infection tend to be elderly or suffer from other underlying illnesses like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems or diabetes. Serious consequences of COVID-19 feature pneumonia.
In South Africa the working class is generally at high risk of contracting the corona virus because of widespread poverty, social inequality and the failing public health system; and the legacy of poor nutrition, overcrowding and chronic diseases. We therefore must take every precaution to contain the spread of the virus everywhere: households, workplaces, organisations and communities.
SYMPTOMS: The symptoms are similar to flu & cold and include but are not limited to –
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
PREVENTION: Minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus with
- Good hand hygiene: thoroughly wash your hands (the front and back, in between the fingers, the nails and the forearms) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Do this before & after eating, after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, & sneezing. If water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your face when coughing or sneezing. Use clean tissues & discard immediately.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid touching your face (nose, eyes, mouth, etc) in general, and avoid touching common surfaces such as bannisters, escalators, door knobs.
- Face masks are loose-fitting and offer limited protection. Practice good hand hygiene.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
IF YOU ARE SICK: If you experience the above or similar symptoms –
- Isolate yourself immediately by staying at home and urgently seek medical attention.
- Avoid public places and seek urgent medical attention if you develop symptoms.
TREATMENT: While there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, seek medical care to help relieve your symptoms. In severe cases, treatment will be administered under quarantine, at a hospital or health facility. Treatments and vaccines are being researched and evaluated internationally and will yield successful results soon.
Arm yourself with knowledge, Strengthen Solidarity, share/pool resources and practice compassion, for none of us will get through this alone.
# Organise and Unite Against the Corona Virus
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE! PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!
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