Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Aubrey Masango Show
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
fiber_manual_record
Lifestyle

Possibly exposed to coronavirus while travelling? Consider self-quarantine

12 February 2020 11:43 AM
Tags:
Travel
Coronavirus
coronavirus symptoms
self-quarantine
Netcare Travel Clinics

As the re-named Covid-19 virus continues its global march, Dr Pete Vincent explains what to do when you return from a trip abroad.

Should you reconsider your travel plans as the coronavirus continues its spread around the world? And if you have been out of the country recently, what containment steps should you consider?

Refilwe Moloto gets some advice from Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare travel clinics and Medicross Tokai.

RELATED: How far has the coronavirus spread? This live dashboard tracks cases worldwide

Dr Vincent says in view of the latest statistics around the re-named Covid-19 coronavirus, you should be very wary when you return to South Africa from a trip abroad.

If you visited an area where a case was recorded you should "self-quarantine" yourself.

And if you do show any symptoms, do not go to your doctor's rooms he urges - contact your local hospital instead.

You shouldn't go to work or school for 14 days and if you become sick in that time, do not go to your doctor. Rather call up the emergency unit of your local hospital and tell them you're sick and coming in so that they can be prepared for you.

Dr Pete Vincent, Netcare travel clinics and Medicross Tokai

If you go into a doctor's rooms you're just more likely to spread it.

Dr Pete Vincent, Netcare travel clinics and Medicross Tokai

He lists the three symptoms of infection:

- shortness of breath

- a high temperature

- a cough

If you are travelling abroad soon, Dr Vincent also has important advice on precautions to take on board a plane.

Take a listen:


12 February 2020 11:43 AM
Tags:
Travel
Coronavirus
coronavirus symptoms
self-quarantine
Netcare Travel Clinics

More from Covid-19 coronavirus explained

Red wine white woman female funny reaction 123rf 123rflifestyle

Alcohol industry 'optimistic' that sales prohibition will soon be lifted

5 August 2020 1:15 PM

"If allowed to trade, we can’t be on the edge of our seats every time that the President is about to speak," pleads Kurt Moore.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

absajpg

Absa wins international award for its response to Covid-19

5 August 2020 11:38 AM

The bank is one of only six in the world to be recognised in this way for outstanding performance during the global health crisis.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Beer draught lager craft 123rf 123rflifestyle 123rfbusiness

Easy steps to making craft beer quickly, safely and legally at home

5 August 2020 8:58 AM

Breweries in SA can't sell beer but they can sell wort, a key part of the normal beer-making process. Here's how it works.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200804 Zweli Mkhize

[WATCH] Minister Mkhize Covid-19 update 'we're not out of the woods yet'

5 August 2020 7:21 AM

On Wednesday morning Health Minister Zweli Mkhize delivered an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gym fitness n95 mask 123rf 123rfbusinss 123rflifestyle

Fitness industry to stage nationwide protest calling on g'ment to reopen sector

4 August 2020 3:37 PM

Gyms and health enthusiasts will take to the streets on Wednesday to protest the continued closure of fitness facilities.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Surgical mask sanitiser gym fitness dumbell 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

Gyms employ 29 000 South Africans. They’re taking to the streets in desperation

4 August 2020 3:26 PM

"We have a 29-page set of world-class safety protocols. We want to get back!" pleads FitSA spokesperson Grant Austin.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19-PPE-personal-protective-equipment-gloves-mask-glasses-healthcare-123rf

W Cape government wants you to rate its response to Covid-19 – can you help?

4 August 2020 1:38 PM

"We need to understand residents’ lived experience of the pandemic," says Mireille Wenger. Is the government doing what it should?

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19-PPE-personal-protective-equipment-gloves-mask-glasses-healthcare-123rf

'It's genocide' - Denosa on claims poor quality PPEs led to deaths of doctors

4 August 2020 1:14 PM

Some public healthcare workers claim a lack of quality PPEs led to the deaths of 8 doctors working at hospitals in Gauteng.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Groote Schuur Hospital

Webcams allow healthcare workers at Groote Schuur on-site Covid-19 counselling

4 August 2020 10:42 AM

Healthcare workers across the globe have been reporting symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety as a result of the pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

durban-beachgoers-flee-police-twitter-video-screengrabpng

[WATCH] Durban beachgoers flee police during lockdown on Sunday

4 August 2020 9:16 AM

A Durbanite posted a video on Twitter showing surfers and other beachgoers making a hasty exit to evade police on a Durban beach.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward