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Bay residents urged to visit their nearest clinic if they suspect COVID-19 infection

Apr 6, 2020
Bay residents urged to visit their nearest clinic if they suspect COVID-19 infection

Port Elizabeth - The Nelson Mandela Bay COVID-19 Disaster Management Forum would like to appeal to residents who are experiencing fever or symptoms associated with COVID-19 to immediately proceed to the nearest clinic.

"Unconfirmed reports are currently circulating to the effect that locals who attended a funeral two weeks ago are suspected of having contracted the virus, inducing panic among residents," it said.

"Residents who suspect that they have contracted the virus and/or are experiencing symptoms like fever, headache, dry cough and a running noise must urgently visit the nearest clinic.

"When travelling to and entering the clinic they must wear a mask or wrap their mouth and nose with a cloth or scarf to prevent the possible spread of the virus."

The Forum reassured residents that all local clinics/primary health facilities are equipped to deal with any persons who present themselves.

"Once all the necessary information hasa been acquired, they will be screened and advised of the process they will required to follow," it said. 

"Residents can also call the following COVID-19 national hotline on 0800 029 999 or send "Hi” to WhatsApp number 0600 123 456."

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