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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory illness that can be spread from an infected person to persons in close contact with them.

How do you catch COVID-19?
An infected person can spread the virus to a healthy person If they are in close contact with each other (within about 2 meters / 6 feet) through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

It is also spread through contact with contaminated surfaces that have been exposed to the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes.



Who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID -19?

The elderly and persons of any age with underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, chronic respiratory disease and cancer are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Should I be worried if I am an elderly person?

It is extra important for elderly persons to reduce their risk of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus as they are at much greater risk of severe illness from the disease.

Make sure you read on to know what you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy and how you can access care and treatment.



Are our children in danger?

Just over 2% of COVID-19 cases were under 18 years of age so far, and the effects have been generally mild, for these children and young adults.

What do I do if I think I have COVID -19?

STAY WHERE YOU ARE! CALL the COVID-19 hotline at 536-4500 for advice. Or CALL your Private Doctor or nearest Polyclinic. (DO NOT VISIT)
If you are suspected to have COVID-19, health officers will visit your home to carry out a clinical assessment and if appropriate, transport you to the testing site where you must remain until the results are returned.

For more information and updates on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 https://www.paho.org/en/topics/coronavirus-infections/coronavirus-disease-covid-19