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COVID 19 – Information and Resources





GWC Measures:

GWC has taken a number of precautionary measures stemming from its business continuity plan (BCP) to ensure the continuation of operations.(Resources) These measures are focused on four areas in this situation as stated below:


What is Coronavirus disease?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.


The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (closer than 2 meters) with people who are unwell.


How it spreads


Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.


Symptoms


People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

People may experience:

• cough

• fever

• tiredness

• difficulty breathing (severe cases)