Coronavirus

What is COVID-19

Covid-19

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).

Symptoms

What are the Covid-19 symptoms

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.

Preventition

How to prevent against the virus

The virus is spread through droplets and not aerosol- if we maintain a distance of at least one-and-a half metres of a person with cough symptoms, we should be safe symptom

South Africa and SAHPRA are ready

South Africa and SAHPRA are ready

Prof Lynn Morris of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is convinced that South Africa is prepared for COVID-19

Social Distancing

Social Distancing

Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from people who cough or sneeze or if they are suspected of having contracted the virus

Travel Recommendation

Travel Recommendation

Avoid all non-essential travel, both locally and globally. SAHPRA has suspended business travel both locally and globally.

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