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A letter from our C.E.O. Mr. Gerhard Limnios

To our valued clients, suppliers, drivers and staff.

In these uncertain times, Freight and Logistic has been identified by various governments as essential service.

This means Sunexpress Transport Solutions will continue to operate and will remain fully operational.

We like to assure all of you, that we have taken the appropriate steps, to be able to continuation our services.

We have been planning for weeks for various potential outcomes, including the closure of borders and what we need to do as a consequence of the virus.

We have adjusted our administrative operations to a cloud based digital office, so all our staff has access to our systems and data from the comfort or their own home. Our drivers have been instructed to observe and follow the rules of social distancing and use common sense at their daily work. Drivers will no longer hand over their PDA or styluses to obtain signatures. Our POD’s will however show the name of the person who received the goods.

We are asking our customers to be vigilant when booking jobs to check that dispatch and receiving staff are available.

To keep the economy going, it is vital that business cash flow is maintained and every body is mind full of the impact of not paying their bills on time. We are all in this health and economic crisis together.

signed    25/03/2020

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Gerhard Limnios

 

As you are aware, there has been announcements by state and federal governments as to measures that are being put in place to further combat the spread of Covid-19.

This has just been forwarded to our Sales Manager from a friend at the ED at the hospital base.

Internal email for RBH (Royal Brisbane Hospital) staff:

This is the advice given to hospital staff. It explains the virus and how the hospital is trying to prevent the virus. Please share with family , friends and work colleagues.

Virus Detection:

Experts suggest to perform this simple verification every morning to detect any infection early.

Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, then this means that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of an infection.

The simplest way to distinguish Corona-virus from a Common Cold/Flue is, that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or cough with a cold, it does create a dry and rough cough.

  1. The virus is typically first installed in the throat, causing inflammation and a feeling of dryness with a raised temperature above 37 degree Celsius. This symptom can last between 3 and 4 days. At this stage a doctor should be consulted.
  2. The virus then travels through the moisture which is present in the airways, down to the trachea and installs itself in the lungs, which can cause pneumonia that lasts about 5 or 6 days.
  3. Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Common Cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, the doctor must be called immediately.

Prevention:

  • The virus hates heat and dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed abundantly during the day. These hot liquids kill the virus and are easy to ingest.
  • Avoid drinking ice water or drinks with ice cubes.
  • Ensure that your mouth and throat are always wet, never DRY. You should drink a sip of water at least every 15 minutes. WHY? Even when the virus enters, water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed through the esophagus directly into the stomach where gastric acids destroy the virus. If there is not enough water, the virus can pass into the trachea and from there to the lungs, where it can be very dangerous.
  • For those who can sunbathe, the Sun’s UV rays kill the virus and the vitamin D is beneficial for the immune system.

Keep a safe distance from other people of 2 to 3 meters, in case an infected person sneezes near you, to allow the virus to fall to the ground and not reaching you.

The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, being sneezed or coughed on, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present.

Washing your hands is essential as the virus can only enter the body if it comes in contact with your body fluid. (eyes, mouth nose or open wounds).

Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them.

You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide) that eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that can enter the throat. Doing so removes the virus before it goes down to the trachea and then to the lungs.

Disinfect things which are touched often: cellphone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc

We will continue to provide you with regular updates.