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Unisa Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.

  • This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. 
  • The virus is contagious between people
  • Those with vulnerable immune systems are at high risk
  • South Africa's ports of entry are being monitored for the virus

The virus is transmitted  through respiratory droplets that are airborne, shared objects such as clothes, utensils and furniture that carry infection, faecal-oral contact : similar to how Influenza and how other respiratory pathogens are spread

The health, safety, and well-being of UNISANS  on and off campus is our top priority. At this time, there is no indication that UNISA campuses are affected, but contingency planning is well underway and we will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed.

Resources to consult

 

What should I do if I think I have coronavirus?

Call the hotline number  080 002 9999 phone service for further advice.

If you have insurance or medical aid:

  • Call your GP  or the nearest Blood lab, Ampath, Du Buisson or a similar lab-group to assist you.
  • Do not go before calling the medical team, so that they can prepare themselves to assist you on your arrival.

If you do not have medical aid:

  • Visit a listed government hospital

 

Regions

Designated Hospital

Designated Referral Hospital

Address

Telephone

Gauteng

Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

Parktown, Johannesburg

012 354 1826

 

Steve Biko Hospital

 

Steve Biko Road, Pretoria

012 354 1000

 

Thembisa Hospital

 

Hospital View,Tembisa

011 926 8445

Free state

Pelonomi Hospital

 

Heidedal, Bloemfontein

051 405 1911

 

Kimberley Hospital

 

Civic Centre, Kimberley

053 802 9111

Eastern Cape

Livingston Hospital

 

Lindsay Rd, Port Elizabeth

041 405 9111

Cape Town

Tygerberg Hospital

Tygerberg Hospital

Tygerberg

021 938 4911

KwaZulu Natal

Greys Hospital

 

Hill, Pietermaritzburg

033 897 3000

Mpumalanga

Rob Ferreira Hospital

 

Sonheuwel, Nelspruit

013 741 3031

Limpopo

Polokwane Hospital

 

Cnr. Hospital & Dorp St, Polokwane

015 287 5000

Northwest

Klerksdorp Hospital

 

Neserhof, Klerksdorp

018 406 4600

How to cope with Anxiety About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty are normal during a pandemic. The following strategies can assist with managing the stress:

  • Reading the news from reliable sources
  • Recognizing the things you can control, like having good hygiene
  • Practicing self-care
  • Seeking help from professionals if necessary

You can also contact UNISA Student Health and Wellness should you feel overwhelmed and stressed, requiring to speak to someone as follows:

Publish date: 2020/03/13