While government and health experts are telling us not to panic, we also need to be prepared for the eventuality of widespread reportings of those infected with coronavirus as well as the recently announced national lockdown plan, so here’s a coronavirus household shopping list.
Speaking at the Union Buildings on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced further measures to stop the spread of Covid-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Over 500 people in the country have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and since this virus is known to spread quickly, it’s worth being prepared.
This means stocking up on household supplies for three to four weeks.
- Hand sanitiser
- Household cleaning products
- Tissues and toilet paper
- Personal hygiene and babies’ nappies
- Medication and vitamins, especially cold and flu medication and prescriptions
Dry food goods
- Pulses, i.e. beans, lentils, split peas, etc.
- Powdered or boxed milk
- Frozen vegetables
- Frozen berries
- Ready-made freezer meals
Fresh food is best, but when you can’t get to the shops, it helps to have tinned foods on hand.
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned meat and fish
- Tinned beans
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- HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF: Basic advice from the WHO on how to protect yourself from Covid-19
- HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS: COVID-19 protection: The best way to wash your hands
- GLOBAL SPREAD OF COVID-19: For the latest update on the global spread of COVID-19, visit the Johns Hopkins University’s GIS dashboard