- A South African woman living in China has opened up about the coronavirus
- She detailed how she had been social distancing for 58 days since the new virus broke out
- In a lengthy thread, she opened up about surviving and gave Mzansi tips
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On Monday, a SA woman, @SilindileM_, took to social media to share how she had been surviving in China since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as Covid-19.
She started off a lengthy thread revealing she had been social distancing for 58 days by then.
"I’ve been in Mainland China social distancing for 58 days now. I’ve seen what has been helpful for us this side, I thought I’d try share what might help (most) individual citizens manage this period. Taking care of yourself takes care of everyone around you."
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@SilindileM_ admitted that she doesn't have everything figured out yet and still sometimes get worried. However, she learned how to calm her nerves and look for anxiety triggers.
The beautiful SA lady then gave tips for proper hygiene which have worked for her so far.
"The consistent theme has been the individual responsibility for one’s health and safety. Have a 'sanitizing station' in your home. Simply placing some hand sanitizer/hand wash with your house keys so you always remember on entry and exit to de-germ will make a world of a difference."
@SilindileM_ added that people should minimise the use of cash and rather pay through apps or cards.
She urged South Africans to shop cleverly for whatever they need. @SilindileM_ goes shopping every 11 days and gets everything at once.
She then gave some of the strict guidelines they had been following even when going vegetable shopping.
She assured people that life is possible during the pandemic and people should just be cautious, not fearful.
@SilindileM_ added that if she feels under the weather, she stays indoors - not just for her safety, but for other people's too.
"I might (feel) fine but she might not survive any possible slight contact with the virus and that sobered me up. Take care of each other. In the best possible way you can."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a young man shared a very informative social media post on Monday.
He recorded his daily commute via taxi to expose the lack of precautionary measures to protect against the dreaded coronavirus.
He wore a mask and gloves and discovered that many citizens were curious and were desperate to be educated on how to safeguard against the spread of the virus.
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