As concerns grow around the world about the coronavirus outbreak, here are some key facts to know about the virus, how to prevent it and what Joelizyghmall as a business is doing to provide a safe offering to all staff and customers.

Safely shop online during the coronavirus outbreak

Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our teammates, consumers, partners, and communities. We believe our role is critical during this challenging time and we want to make sure our customers can get the items they need when they need them. With the spread of COVID-19, we’ve recently seen an increase in people shopping online which has had an impact on how we serve our customers, but we are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability of essential products, and to continue to bring on the additional capacity to deliver. We have taken precautionary measures internally and externally and made contingency plans that we will continue to assess as the situation changes in each market.

For information and advice on COVID-19, please refer to the latest updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) website https://www.who.int

What is COVID – 19?

According to W.H.O Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans.

In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold and severe diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  -Aches and pains
  -Nasal congestion
  -Runny nose
  -Sore throat

How do I prevent it?

Wash your hands properly for up to 20 seconds. Maintain personal hygiene. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing or use a tissue. Avoid spitting in public. Be informed on the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and the Ministry of Health.

What does the World Health Organization (WHO) say?

  – If cold/flu symptoms, opt to self-quarantine
  – If cough/fever, make sure you go to the hospital
  – If you have breathing difficulties, treat this as an emergency

Who is at risk?

While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.

  -Blood pressure
  -Heart disease
  -Lung disease
  -Cancer or diabetes

Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face mask can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask. There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so WHO urges people to use masks wisely.

What to do if you feel unwell:

Seek medical attentions through:
  – Ridge and Tema hospitals
  – Hotlines +233 50 949 7700 / +233 55 843 986
  – Ambulance hotline:
    – DEL Ambulance +233 30 254 3256