Corona Virus: Why SA don’t need to panic


See an interview which covers most your questions. If you prefer to read the summarized points and call center hotline you can read below.

How likely is Corona Virus to spread in South Africa & how quickly?

Highly unlikely as it is summer in South Africa and the virus lasts shorter in hot temperatures.

What Symptoms should you look for?

If you have fever, a cough, difficulty breathing and have been in a country recently that have a high infection rate. If you only have one symptom then it is not Corona Virus.

What should you do if you are infected?

If you or someone close to you has Corona Virus you need to isolate yourself from people for 14 days. If you start displaying symptoms you must go to a doctor or call NIC hotline on 0800 029 999

Do masks help?

No, if you are sick it will help stop you from spreading the virus but will not protect you from getting it.

What is the best thing to do to stop you from contracting the virus?

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you do not have access to soap or water you should try use an alcohol based sanitizer to help kill the virus.
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