Coronavirus & Business Continuity - Steps to take now

Worldwide news continues to report additional cases of coronavirus or Covid-19 daily, amid warnings from the World Health Organisation (WHO) of COVID-19 as a potential “global health emergency”.

Coronaviruses are viruses that circulate among animals but some of them are also known to affect humans. After they have infected humans, transmission can continue between humans.  COVID-19, previously named 2019-nCoV, was identified in China at the end of 2019 and is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously known in humans. While animals are the source of the virus, COVID-19 is now spreading from one person to another (human-to-human transmission). There is currently not enough epidemiological information to determine how easily and sustainably this virus is spreading between people. It seems to be transmitted mainly via respiratory droplets that people sneeze, cough or exhale. The incubation period for COVID-19 (i.e. the time between exposure to the virus and the onset of symptoms) is currently estimated at five to six days, ranging up to 14 days.

There are certain steps and reviews that food business operators and other businesses should have in mind which are outlined in our article here.

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