What is the risk of getting COVID-19 on an airplane?
Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily. Although the risk of infection on an airplane is low, try to avoid contact with sick passengers and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Should I go on a cruise?
CDC recommends all travellers, particularly older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions defer all cruise ship travel worldwide. Recent reports of COVID-19 on cruise ships highlight the risk of infection to cruise ship passengers and crew. Like many other viruses, COVID-19 appears to spread more easily between people in close quarters aboard ships.
What if I recently travelled and get sick?
- Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
- Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis.
- Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
- Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people
- Call ahead: You are not supposed to go to a GP or hospital you have to call the emergency department 0800029999 and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients. You can also WhatsApp “HI” to the number 060 012 3456 to get the information you need.
Effect of Covid-19 to the South African Economy:
As of the 19th of March 2020 the Mr of Department of Home Affairs Mr Aaron Motsoaledi has implemented strict business operating hours for like Shebeens, Pubs, Bars and Night clubs they are to operate from 09:00 am to 18:00 pm in the evening from Monday to Saturday and 09:00 am to 13:00 pm on Sunday.
According to the South Reserve Bank Governor Leseja Kganyago, he assured South Africans that even though Covid-19 is taking its toll on our Economy it is expected to bounce back.
Source: EWN News