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COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR INFORMAL TRADERS (in streets, markets and spaza shops)

COVID-19 is highly infectious.

It spreads through contact with people who already have the virus – even those who do not show symptoms – or from touching contaminated surfaces and then touching your eyes, mouth or nose. COVID-19 sticks to surfaces – cardboard, plastic, wood, metal and money. It can survive for up to five days. Research shows that informal operators are key to the food security of low-income households. South Africa has recognised this and declared informal food traders essential service providers.

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