• Corona virus precautions

    From Steve Hayes@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 16 03:44:53 2020
    XPost: za.politics, za.misc

    Government of South Africa declared the National State of Disaster

    Infected individuals as of Sunday 15 March 2020: 61
    Internal Transmission is occurring
    Appealed to SA to limit contact between persons
    Announced a travel ban from high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran,
    South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and
    China as of 18 March 2020.
    South Africans are to refrain from travelling to:

    The United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, China, Iran and South
    People who visited high-risk countries as of mid-February – are
    required to present for testing
    South Africa has 72 ports of entry via land, sea and airport

    There are 53 land ports, 35 of them shut down as of Monday
    Two out of 8 seaports closed for passengers
    Non-essential travel prohibited
    Non-essential domestic travel to be stopped

    Limit contact between groups of people
    Gatherings of more than 100 are prohibited
    All mass celebrations during public holidays cancelled
    Organisers to put in place stringent measures for
    less-than-100-people events


    Schools will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Schools will remain closed till after Easter

    Mining, retail banking & farming to introduce measures for hygiene
    Shopping Malls and Entertainment centres to bolster hygiene control
    Citizens to Change behaviour

    Wash hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitisers for a
    minimum of 20 seconds
    Cover nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, cover with a tissue or
    flexed elbow
    Avoid anyone with flu-like symptoms
    Minimise physical contact
    Use the elbow greeting, no shaking hands

    Steve Hayes

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