The Coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses that mainly targets the respiratory system; wherein, it causes respiratory infections such as the common cold, and severe diseases namely: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 originated from the city of Wuhan, province of Hubei, China and since escalated to more than 100 countries. Spreading across the continents specifically Americas, Europe, South-East Asia, Africa, West Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean.
With the continuous escalation of patients infected with COVID-19, the preparedness and contingency plan ensures the operation of the business. Furthermore, it instigate a response that is sufficient and paralleled to the precautionary measures set forth by the DOH (Department of Health), and is needed to limit the potential spread of the virus.