People may experience:

Runny nose
Sore throat
Difficulty breathing (severe cases)

Corona virus hotline – 0800 029 999

The Gauteng Provincial Government calls on persons with disabilities to share their challenges and the impact Covid-19 and the lockdown has had in their lives and communities. Participants from 15 years old, scholars, students, graduates, employees, business owners, entrepreneurs or unemployed are welcome to share their stories.

Using the #Asikhulume #Expressyourselfsend us a 1-2min vid outlining the impact of Covid-19 since the lockdown.

Lockdown update – Essential Numbers

Coronavirus Hotline – 0800 029 999

Coronavirus Whatsapp – 060 012 3456

National institute for Communicable Diseases – 0800 029 999

Presidential Hotline – 17737

South African Police Service Crime Stop and Anonymous Tip-offs – 08600 10111

Reporting undue price increases – 0800 141 880

Support to SMMEs In Distress 0860 663 7867

National crisis line – 0861322322

Family Violence, child protection and sexual offences unit – 0800 150 150

GB VF-related service complaints – 0800 333177

Gender-based violence command centre – 0800 428 428 or *120*7867# (free)

Women Abuse Helpline – 0800150150

Persons with Disabilities – sms ‘help’ to 31531

National Human Trafficking Helpline – 0800 222 777

Childline – 0800 055 555

Suicide Crisis Line – 0800 567 567 / 0800 456 789

AIDS Helpline – 0800 012 322

SASSA Call Centre – 0800 601 011

PostBank Call Centre – 0800 53 54 55

Department of Trade and Industry – 080 000 6543

Department of Home Affairs – 0800 601190

Department of Water and Sanitation – 0800 200 200

Department of Tourism – 0860 868 747

Protective measures against the new coronavirus

Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

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