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Electricity 083 283 8220
Water and sanitation073 171 5896
Fire073 148 7665
Refuse Removal 073 171 5896
Traffic023 551 1110
Police : Laingsburg 023 551 8200
Ambulance10177
Laingsburg Municipality023 551 1019
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Important numbers

Electricity 083 283 8220
Water and sanitation 073 171 5896
Fire 073 148 7665
Refuse Removal 073 171 5896
Traffic 023 551 1110
Police : Laingsburg 023 551 8200
Ambulance 10177
Laingsburg Municipality 023 551 1019

Covid 19 Coronavirus

Overview

Human Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. There are many different coronaviruses identified in animals but only a small number of these can cause disease in humans. On 7 January 2020, ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ or COVID-19. The majority of the case-patients initially identified were dealers and vendors at a seafood, poultry and live wildlife market in China. Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.

The country is on alert level 2 from 12 September 2021.

Central Karoo's latest Covid-19 Cases (Dated 17 September 2021)

 

Download the Government Gazette regarding the latest Covid-19 Rules and Regulations:
Government Gazette 12-09-2021

 

What are the Symtoms of Covid-19?

The Most common symtoms of Covid-19 are

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue

Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:

  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nasal congestion
  • Conjunctivitis (also known as red eyes)
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Different types of skin rash
  • Nausea or vommiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills or dizziness

Symptoms of severe COVID-19 disease include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Confusion
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • High temperature (above 38 °C)

Other less common symptoms are:

  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Reduced consciousness (sometimes associated with seizures)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • More severe and rare neurological complications such as strokes, brain inflammation, delirium and nerve damage.

People of all ages who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical care immediately. If possible, call your health care provider, hotline or health facility first, so you can be directed to the right clinic.

Laingsburg Local Health Care Provider: Laingsburg Hospital
Address: Dooringboom Street , Laingsburg, 6900
Contact Number: 023 551 1237

Important National Coronavirus Hotline numbers
National hotline: 0800 029 999
Call Centre: 0860 142 142
Toll-free hotline: 080 928 4102
Whatsapp "Hi" to 0600 123 456
Email: doh.dismed@westerncape.gov.za

Click on the links below for extra reading material on Covid 19:
Download here: Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Download here: Covid-19 Algorithm
Download here: Covid-19 No Panic Helpguide by 1mg
Download here: COVID 19 World Health Organisation Guidelines
Download here: WCG_COVID-19 WCDOH General Advice 12 March 2020 DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION

Last published 17 September 2021