It’s not news that the world has been in a frenzy over the Covid19 virus pandemic, its also not news that 90% of those that get infected recover! What’s important is to observe all hygiene protocols, avoid large gatherings, stay at home and rest if you feel sick, report to NCDC if it doesn’t improve in 2 days.
Now this post is not entirely about Covid19, its also about how you can ensure continuity for your business if you have to work from home. You need to think about ways of working and making an income from home. This is where digital skills come in! Can you work through WhatsApp, using voice and video calls to communicate with clients, and a distribution network?
At this time, people will be doing a lot of online searches for both physical and virtual products, so are your products and services well represented on Google my business and relevant local listings and social media platforms?
This really, isn’t the time to panic, it’s the time to look at your current business structure and make adjustment where necessary. If you need help with setting up your business website/landing page, your Google my business or social media profiles and any other thing pertaining to digital skills, feel free to reply this email and we will be in touch.
In conclusion, I’d like to share some myths going round that were busted by WHO on their WhatsApp page. (Now that’s how to use digital technology!)
There is a lot of false information around. These are the facts.
🔢 People of all ages CAN be infected by the coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
❄️ Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the coronavirus.
☀️ The coronavirus CAN be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
🦟 The coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
🐶 There is NO evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can transmit the coronavirus.
🛀 Taking a hot bath DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus
💨 Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the coronavirus
🟣 Ultraviolet light SHOULD NOT be used for sterilization and can cause skin irritation
🌡️ Thermal scanners CAN detect if people have a fever but CANNOT detect whether or not someone has the coronavirus
💦 Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body WILL NOT kill viruses that have already entered your body
💉 Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and _Haemophilus influenzae_ type b (Hib) vaccine, DO NOT provide protection against the coronavirus.
👃 There is NO evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the coronavirus.
🧄 Garlic is healthy but there is NO evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the coronavirus.
💊 Antibiotics DO NOT work against viruses, antibiotics only work against bacteria.
🧪 To date, there is NO specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the coronavirus.
Check the facts on the WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
Please stay safe and remain profitable.