There is a current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease
Our COVID-19 Response
The coronavirus disease COVID-19 is a global pandemic with more than 1,000 cases reported across 46 African countries and 152 confirmed cases in Ghana. It is critical for health innovations like Bisa to provide a solutions that allows technology to be employed to help fight the pandemic. Currently we are using our platform to educate users on the disease and we are currently working with stake holders to deploy a specialized version of Bisa that will give the public direct access to information on COVID-19 and also for stakeholders to manage and track COVID-19 patients.
Since the outbreak of the disease in January 2020, the Bisa teams in both Ghana and Senegal have been providing educational information about COVID-19 in Ghana and Senegal.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
How to Protect Yourself
- Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
If You Are Sick
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call the following numbers.
GHANA – +233 55 843 9868 or +233 50 949 7700
SENEGAL – +221 800 00 50 50 or +221 78 172 10 81,