Covid-19: At war … battles unfolding

COVID-19 – South Africa at war in next 30 44 58 days – next target to 14 May 2020

PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN – SOUTH AFRICANS STANDING TOGETHER – THE EXPOSURE IN OTHER COUNTRIES SHOW THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO ENCOUNTER SHARP RISE IN CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES. WHAT DO WE DO? REMAIN CALM AND DO WHAT HAS BEEN EXPLAINED. War – 30 44 next target 58 days – starting 18 March 2020 – YOU!! Do not spread the virus!!

First case arrived 1 March 2020

We are inĀ  Week 10: 2nd to 8th May – for South Africa

From 18 March – now 6 May, day 50 ….

What to do?

STAY AT HOME (according to the level restrictions) – DO NOT TRAVEL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO

Practice “Social distancing” if you have to travel

Don’t go into big groups

Wash your hands at every opportunity

Don’t touch your face

If you are a confirmed case with Covid-19 be real and isolate yourself from everyone.

How have we done so far?

[1] Compared to the countries we started comparing on 18 March, South Africa are walking the right walk.

We have a factor of 10 6 less reported cases than the lowest on the list. We may argue that we have done less testing.

We have a factor of 10 less deaths than the lowest on the list. This is indisputable.

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in 6 regions (5 countries and 1 US state)

Compare exposure increase to South Africa in first 12 weeks:

(Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Map)

(Updated 6 May 14h20)

[2] Compared to country with similar population and density per square kilometer – Colombia – also similar socio-economic stresses and Covid-19 “start” dates:

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa and Colombia

Compare exposure increase to South Africa in first 10 weeks:

(Updated 6 May 19h00)

Extract from Social media plea received 18 March 2020…..

The government cannot do this on their own,

we need to help by being vigilant and not panic,

be responsible and not arrogant.