The Saturday Star Newspaper reports that GPs have approached the South Africa Medical Association for guidance on how to deal with suspected Coronavirus infected patients.
Doctors are suggesting that suspected coronavirus patients be attended to at seperate locations.
GPs in rural areas and informal settlements have no protective gear and can not afford to close their practises if a doctor is exposed and has to go into quarantine.
SAMA suggests that patients who are worried that they could get infected should not go to their doctors rooms, rather they should contact their doctor via Skype, Telephone, or other social media.
Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Star