NICD’s virologist: COVID‑19 can affect any employee. How should we respond?
In the coming weeks and months, even more businesses will resume operations and employees will return to their places of work. What should employers and their staff understand about COVID‑19 to stay healthy, and to prevent discrimination in the workplace against individuals affected by COVID‑19? Dr Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani is a clinical virologist in the Centre for HIV and STIs at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg. He explains what we need to know about dealing with COVID‑19 in the workplace, and supporting those who return to work once they have recovered from COVID‑19.