DO NOT PANIC – BE CAREFUL AND AWARE – PROTECT ELDERLY AND THOSE ALREADY BATTLING OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES
President Ramaphosa has made a stand. Are you making a stand? Are the Lieutenants making a stand? If the middle and senior management do not equally stand up and take hold of the decisive actions by the South African Government and our leader President Ramaphosa taken on Sunday 15 March 2020, then we will fail.
16 March 2020: Do you have the choice and opportunity to break the sequence?
Can you help slow the spread of Covid-19?
Then DO IT!!
Every ONE person counts.
Every ONE person who does not care will impact hundreds if not thousands.
That means, if you care and you stop the sequence YOU help hundreds if not thousands.
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
This is not lightning but if information is not shared and left to someone else to share, the virus can spread to others and reach people who are susceptible to other health problems with fatal consequences – we can help prevent this virus from spreading in our country by taking precautions for EVERYONE not just yourself!
The South African Government Department of Health are making regular statements. Before we become immune to devastating numbers, we need to comprehend that the spread of the virus is what must be stopped.
NICD statement 15 March 2020:
“While we continue to see an increase in COVID-19 positive cases in South Africa, there is currently no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is circulating in South Africa’s population;
however, the status of COVID-19 transmission is increasingly likely to shift based on trends found in other parts of the world.
We call on all South Africans to continue to follow COVID-19 preventive measures such as meticulous hand hygiene and cough etiquette”
As of 16 March 2020, the virus is now also being transmitted locally – circulating in South Africa’s population.
Ongoing statements by the Health Minister indicate that the government are moving to address the enormous risk we face if the virus starts spreading / “circulating in South Africa’s population”.
The government cannot do this on their own, we need to help by being vigilant and not panic, be responsible and not arrogant.