The Aryan Benevolent Society Home in Pietermaritzburg has been dealt yet another deadly blow, as COVID-19 infections continue to plague the establishment.
On Friday, ten residents were moved to the Pietermaritzburg Royal Show Grounds, now being used as a quarantine and isolation centre. This comes as twelve residents from the care-home succumbed to the coronavirus. Chairperson, Dev Naidoo says nine of the other residents are in isolation, while one resident was taken away by their family. Naidoo says they have been overwhelmed with support since Newsbreak Lotus FM first broke the story.
Source: Newsbreak Lotus FM
The global lockdown has everyone’s mental health in a spin! Have you checked out our Mental Health resources by Indian Spice click here
The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918
Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority during the coronavirus crisis.
Connect with the Coronavirus Whatsapp services below
- Coronavirus India Whatsapp tap here
- Coronavirus South Africa Whatsapp tap here
- SA Hotline Number: 0800 029 999
For more related coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news and stories click here