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Unki employee tests positive to Covid-19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unki employee tests positive to Covid-19

Unki Platinum mine

An Unki Mine employee has tested positive for Covid-19. The mine worker was tested after exhibiting symptoms of the virus.

The Platinum miner confirmed in a statement by its CEO that the worker is receiving the necessary care and wished the employee a speedy recovery.

“In line with our protocols, we are busy tracing all his close contacts. All affected staff will receive the necessary support” Anglo CEO Natascha Viljoen said.

“Our transmission mitigation measures remain in place and it is through these that we are able to identify potential cases, ensuring that we are able to keep our employees, their families, and communities safe,” continued the statement.

“We have seen with other cases across the group that we have the measures in place to ensure we deal with suspected infections in a safe and timeous manner, that we can trace possible contacts where needed, that we can get people tested and provide the necessary support where required”.

“The most important thing we can do to guard against contracting Covid-19  is to make sure we do six things and that we make these habits – Cough correctly, Wash well, Wear a mask, Keep your distance, follow the rules and Monitor myself”.

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Coronavirus Covid-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

HOW IT SPREADS

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

Prevention

Clean your hands often – Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Stay home if you feel unwell.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.

 

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