Thank you for playing your part in limiting the undesirable effects of the Coronavirus in our lives as the people of Eswatini. With most citizens sharing accurate information regularly on the virus, we believe victory is insight. Remember to download our info booklet at the base of the page so you are able to share with others.
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the global population in drastic ways. United Health Insurance (UHI) is constantly updating clients on the developments of the virus as the world tries to win the battle. The government of Eswatini is also placing controls intended to protect citizens from being infected by this contact based virus.
In April 2020, the virus shall be on on its fifth month since being discovered in the People’s Republic of China, in the city of Wuhan, in November 2019. There remains no cure or vaccine to prevent people from infection. Only increased levels of hygiene, health and social behavior changes have proved to restrict the spread of the virus. The government of Eswatini through the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, declared the virus a Pandemic in February 2020. This culminated in the effecting of control measures inclusive of what would be locally termed a “Partial Lockdown” which became in-force on the 21st March 2020. A number of industries have been closed in this drastic control measure with only a few defined Essential Services allowed to trade.
United Health Insurance rolled out a generous initiative to its client base. Units of Alcohol Based Sanitizers were immediately availed throughout the branch network for clients to collect as they made their monthly premium payment at the branches. A number of groups were also given sanitizers to hand to their employees, in an effort to assist all Emaswati to stay safe from the virus. These measures also saw the quick education to clients around social distancing as well as expansive premium payment methods, which essentially made clients realise that the physical risks of being at the branch could be conveniently avoided.
UHI shall keep this page with accurate information to assist clients on developments around Covid-19. As this virus is new, more measures will be advised by governments and health organisations, which will assist in mitigating spread.
To protect ourselves and those closer to us let us follow these tips:
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Let us work on overcoming this virus by staying at home, washing our hands regularly with soap and running water, keeping the recommended social distance and adhering to the safety measures put in place by the government.
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Cleans off any particles and elements of Covid-19 that could have been taken on through touching contaminated surfaces
Sit or Stand 1.5 metres away from each other to prevent droplets from moving from person to person. Minimize physical contact as much as possible as virus spread through contact.
When infection is suspected, do not leave your location. Call the 977 health line or your doctor to arrange assistance.
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The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the period of transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to share updated findings.
The risk of catching COVID-19 from the feaces of an infected person appears to be low. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in feces in some cases, spread through this route is not a main feature of the outbreak. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share new findings. Because this is a risk, however, it is another reason to clean hands regularly, after using the bathroom and before eating
Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. See previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.
The risk depends on where you are – and more specifically, whether there is a COVID-19 outbreak unfolding there.
For most people in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in, or visiting, these areas the risk of catching COVID-19 is higher. Governments and health authorities are taking vigorous action every time a new case of COVID-19 is identified. Be sure to comply with any local restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings. Cooperating with disease control efforts will reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.
COVID-19 outbreaks can be contained and transmission stopped, as has been shown in China and some other countries. Unfortunately, new outbreaks can emerge rapidly. It’s important to be aware of the situation where you are or intend to go. WHO publishes daily updates on the COVID-19 situation worldwide.
You can see these at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.