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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) ADVICE FOR THE UNIVERSITY
COMMUNITY

Great Zimbabwe University is closely monitoring the ongoing Corona virus  (COVID-19) pandemic. The University remains open and operational and will continue to follow the Zimbabwe Government’s advice

 

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What is Coronavirus ?

Coronaviruses (CoV)/COVID-19 are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.COVID-19 is an infectious condition which means it can spread directly or indirectly from one person to another. The virus has not found a cure yet.

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Common Signs of Infection Include

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FEVER

A fever is a temporary increase in your body temperature, often due to an illness.

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COUGH

A sudden, forceful hacking sound to release air and clear an irritation in the throat or airway.

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SHORTNESS OF BREATH

Intense tightening in the chest, air hunger, difficulty breathing, breathlessness or a feeling of suffocation.

ADDITIONAL COVID-19    INFORMATION

 

  • These may develop within 14-days of exposure to the illness
  • Symptoms are usually mild an begin gradually
  • Most infected people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment

 

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Let’s take the following steps to avoid the spread of Coronavirus

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Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.

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Seek

Medical care early, if you have a fever, cough or experiencing diffculties in breathing. Stay home if you feel unwell and call the emergency numbers for help

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Maintain

a social distance of at least one metre between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing

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Practise

respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze then dispose the tissue dispose of the tissue in a waste bin or flush it

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Avoid

Shaking Hands

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Avoid

Shaking hands touching your eyes, nose and mouth because hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses

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