COVID-19 - Please be safe!

Heads up on this. Please be safe:

https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

(You can find the president’s speech from tonight here).
(I’m speakiing to @dizzle to get the site on proxy so everyone can get to it. - DONE)

No reason to panic but please be safe and responsible. The more everybody does to stop to spread by preventing the better for all. Old people get very ill and and are more likely to die (though young people die and get stick too). The more we all do the less people we put at risk.

Prevention tips:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Also avoid travel and practice social distancing. Do the elbow greeting thing too!

Also it’s much much worse than the flu. It spreads faster and is more deadly:


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Highlights from tonight:

  • Schools closed from Wed 18 March until after Easter Weekend
  • Gatherings involving 100 or more people should be cancelled
  • Travel bans for visitors from high risk countries.
  • South Africans are discouraged from travelling to high risk countries (and will face quarantine on return)
  • Discouraged to travel inside South Africa.
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Personnely I think employers should buy thermometer scanners and send employees home if they scan 38degrees and higher.

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This is South Africa, we are going into our flu season now.

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21Day lockdown from the 26March, personnaly it think this is the best decsision ever.

Please be safe and keep your hands clean.

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