The COVID-19 viral disease has reached South Africa and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. The best way to react and be prepared to help decrease the spread of the virus is to empower yourself with facts and regular updates via official channels.
The recommended institutions to receive accurate information and support from regarding the COVID-19 virus would be the World Health Organisation, National Department of Health as well as the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
Glopin Healthcare Consultants have sourced some vital information from the National Department of Health to share with you in the efforts to help keep you and your family well informed. Familiarise yourself with these precautionary practices to prevent infection and know the symptoms to recognise in case of exposure while keeping contact details on hand for testing in the event of illness.
It is also important to note that some medical aids are willing to cover the costs of the tests under the “Wellness and Screening” benefits. Should you find yourself in a position of needing to be tested after contacting the relevant authorities, contact your medical aid representatives to investigate this option.
In addition, should you have any queries or concerns about the COVID-19 virus you can follow the link to study the “Frequently Asked Questions” fact sheet. http://www.nicd.ac.za/wp-conte…