Updated : 5 April 2020, 20:32 GMT+2
Updated: 6 April 2020
As a preventative measure, the University’s COVID-19 Team has procured 5 litre bottles of hand sanitisers which will be placed in strategic places around campuses.
The bottles will be placed at entrances/exits of venues, including the LANs and laboratories, and come with elbow operated dispensers. PLEASE USE YOUR ELBOWS, and not hands, to operate the sanitiser bottles.
The monitoring of usage and refilling of these bottles will be done by each College/School/Division responsible for the building in which they are located. The sanitiser bottles must always be placed on tables/desks and not on the floor as the user must be able to use their elbow to press down on the pump to dispense contents.
The supplier will either refill these containers or other arrangements could be made to be refilled internally.
Remember: prevention is always better than cure.
For more information on COVID-19, please email: COVID19@ukzn.ac.za
Watch video on how to properly operate the sanitiser bottles
The threat of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) is compelling motivation why we, as a University, need to constantly be alert and put in place pro-active and pro-response mechanisms to combat diseases and illnesses. The rampant COVID-19 pandemic has already spread to six continents and there are no signs that it is being brought under control.
Starting today, the University’s College of Health Sciences headed by Professor Busisiwe Ncama is instituting a large-scale high level surveillance, prevention and response measures to make sure that we are ready for when COVID-19 is detected in our vicinity. The plan offers a coordinated cohesive strategy for preparedness, and will require each and every one of us to get involved. We believe that prevention is better than cure in this instance. Given the high concentration of people on our campuses – students and staff – prevention and protection against the spread of disease is critical.
Ingozi yegciwane Elisha, i-Coronavirus (COVID-19), yinto okumele isigqugquzele njengeNyuvesi ngesidingo sokuhlala siqaphile nokuthi sihlale sihlelele izimo zokubhekana nezifo nokugula. Ubhubhane oludlangile lwe-COVID-19 selusabalale lwadlulela kumazwekazi ayisithupha futhi akukho zinkomba zokuthi seluyalawuleka.
Kusukela namuhla, iKolishi LeziFundo ZezeMpilo e-UKZN eliholwa uSolwazi Busisiwe Ncama lizoqala umsebenzi omkhulu futhi osezingeni eliphezulu wokuqapha, ukuvikela nokulwisana nalolubhubhane uma kutholakala ukuthi i-COVID-19 itholakele endaweni yethu. Lolu hlelo lunikeza isu elisebenza ngokuhlanganyela lokulungela isimo futhi ludinga ukuba wonke umuntu abambe iqhaza. Sikholwa ukuthi ukuvikela kungcono kunokwelapha kulesi simo. Ngenxa yobuningi babantu emakhempasini ethu – abafundi kanye nabasebenzi – ukuvikelelwa nokugwenywa kokusabalala kwesifo…