SI: PREPARING BUSINESSES FOR COVID-19

SI: PREPARING BUSINESSES FOR COVID-19

THE World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging employers and businesses to develop a plan for what to do if someone becomes ill with suspected COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the workplace.

“Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SICCI) in a statement quoted Dr. Yogesh Choudhri, from the WHO Solomon Islands Representative office in Honiara, saying the plan should cover putting the ill person in an isolated room or area from others in the workplace.

“This also includes limiting the number of people who have contact with the sick person and contact the local health authorities.

“Consider how to identify persons who may be at risk, and support them, without inviting stigma and discrimination into your workplace,” Dr. Choudhri said.

“This could include persons who have recently travelled to an area where cases have been reported or those who are older or have underlying medical conditions, like diabetes, heart and lung disease, which put them at serious risk of infection.

“Businesses are also advised to seek input from the local health authority when developing their plan.”

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