Provinces across South Africa have activated outbreak response teams and are on high alert to detect and manage inadvertent #Coronavirus cases that may arrive in the country.
There are currently no restrictions on travel to #China but the department of health advises travellers to #Wuhan to avoid contact with animals, and encourages good hand hygiene and cough etiquette to reduce the risk of infection with respiratory viruses.
#SouthAfrica has in place fever screening at ports of entry, and guidance documents including case definitions. Staff at ports have been given information on what to do should a suspected case be identified.
⚠️ HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF ⚠️
Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if the former isn’t available.
You should also steer clear of people who are sick and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Also disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
If you’re traveling, especially to China, stay away from animal markets and products that come from animals.