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Coronavirus Hotline: 0800 029 999

STATUS: South Africa is in a LOCKDOWN period: 27 MARCH – END APRIL 2020

(Bear in mind this period may be extended by the government)

 

Official resource & news portal: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

Also visit: https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus

 

GET INFO ON YOUR PHONE:

VIA WHATSAPP (from the Dept. of Health):

    1. Save the number +27600123456 to your phone (call it Dept. of Health);
    2. Send a WhatsApp to that number saying “Hi”;
    3. It will reply with a “Welcome” message;
    4. It provides you with correct, factual information, using an interactive menu.

 TELEGRAM (from The South African Covid-19 Status Channel):

    1. Telegram works just like WhatsApp;
    2. If you don’t have it on your phone, go to the App Store on your phone and download it (for free). Follow the easy setup instructions;
    3. You can click on the following link FROM YOUR PHONE and it will ask or take you to the Channel - https://t.me/coronaRSAstatus ;
    4. It will open the channel BUT .... You MUST click JOIN at the bottom;
    5. You can now go to that Telegram Channel for daily updates.

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES :

 

SOME IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

  • Gender Based Violence Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / *120*7867# from any cell phone
  • Persons with disabilities, SMS ‘help’ to 31531
  • Women Abuse Helpline: 0800 150 150
  • Child line: 0800 055 555
  • SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111 / SMS Crime Line: 32211
  • National AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322
  • National Human Trafficking Helpline: 0800 222 777
  • The South African Depression & Anxiety group: To contact a counsellor between 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday call: 011 234 4837 . For a suicidal emergency contact us on 0800 567 567 24hr Helpline 0800 456 789
  • Gift of the Givers: 0800 786 911

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