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[LISTEN] Most people are suffering from 'corona panic syndrome' - expert

30 March 2020 3:25 PM
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Wits University clinical pharmacologist Dr Mohamed Irhuma says people must spend less time on social media.

Most people are suffering from "corona panic syndrome."

This is according to Wits University clinical pharmacologist Dr Mohamed Irhuma.

He says during this COVID-19 pandemic, most people are stressed out and super vigilant.

Speaking to Gushwell Brooks, Irhuma shares tips on how to cope during the lockdown.

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Let's continue to engage ourselves together. We have the technology, let's use it to communicate using Zoom, Google hangouts, Google Teams and WhatsApp.

Dr Mohamed Irhuma - Clinical pharmacologist - Wits University

Also, take action when you can. If drinking Rooibos tea, for example or cleaning your house or buying the face mask and wearing those surgical gloves, makes you calm and more empowered then go for it.

Dr Mohamed Irhuma - Clinical pharmacologist - Wits University

Spend less time on social media because there is a lot of coronavirus information and can be overwhelming. Only check reliable and sources for information.

Dr Mohamed Irhuma - Clinical pharmacologist - Wits University

Listen to the full interview below...


30 March 2020 3:25 PM
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Covid 19
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Coronavirus in SA
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