A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, inuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses aren’t dangerous. In early 2020, this new virus began generating headlines all over the world because of the unprecedented speed of its transmission. Originally traced to a food market in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and from there it reached countries as distant as the United States, Europe, the Philippines and also South Africa.
Therefore Covid 19 by definition is not different in it attack on the human anatomy with symptoms being Fever, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Chills, Body aches, Headache, Sore throat, Loss of smell or taste, Nausea and Diarrhoea. You’re at high risk of contracting SARS Cov-2 if you come into contact with someone carrying it, especially if you’ve been exposed to their saliva or been near them when they’ve coughed, sneezed or talked.
As there is no immediate cure for the Virus, washing hands frequently with warm water and soap and disinfecting surfaces can help decrease the risk for contracting this and other viruses. Older people unfortunately and people with certain health conditions like asthma, immune system conditions, cancer, severe obesity, diabetes kidney or liver disease have a higher risk of severe complications if they contract the virus. This is why Governments forever preach that we rather allow them to stay home, work from home so that they at least are not exposed to environments that would render their immune systems compromised.
Should you think you have Covid 19, SEEK medical help through a Doctor who will recommend treatment for any symptoms or complications that develop and will let you know if you need to seek EMERGENCY treatment. This is not a stigma virus. It is very much likely to affect across all colour line, sexes, age groups and therefore has to have everyone TALKING.
Unfortunately the entire world has come to realise just the new way of doing things. The countless economies as well as businesses that had to succumb to this virus is scary to imagine. The world remains engulfed to this reality and unfortunately the old way of doing things has vanished. We will live with this reality and we must be mindful that Companies like ourselves will have to remain vigilant to how we reconfigure our operations and live within the real world. The bulk of our workforce unfortunately comes from fairly densely populated areas where the risk of the spread if far greater and therefore it is prudent through constant information sharing and advise, we keep our ear to ground of their well-being and health statuses.
A Company without its people is as good as a Company without direction. This is why we have to guard against our human resources as vigilantly as we can. Let us stay safe, be hygienic and always ready to report and adverse conditions we experience be it at home, work environment etc as this would likely have a cause and effect on our fellow colleagues and families.
Princeton therefore is happy to report that although the virus is wreaking havoc in the Western Cape and that most of our clients require the front face of our personnel as detractors, we have not been extremely put to test by the pandemic. Thankfully the early planning in reducing staff count in the premises and keeping Managers well informed about the “new way” has paid a huge dividend. Let us much forth with determination and perseverance and we will ultimately overcome.