As concerns grow around the world about the corona virus outbreak, here are some key facts to know about the virus, how to prevent it and what Jumia as a business is doing to provide a safe offering to all staff and customers.
Safely shop online during the coronavirus outbreak
Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our teammates, consumers, partners and communities. We believe our role is critical during this challenging time and we want to make sure our customers can get the items they need, when they need them. With the spread of COVID-19, we've recently seen an increase in people shopping online which has had an impact on how we serve our customers, but we are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability of essential products, and to continue to bring on additional capacity to deliver. We have taken precautionary measures internally and externally and made contingency plans that we will continue to assess as the situation changes in each market.
For the latest information on Jumia’s actions to help customers, communities, and employees affected by COVID-19, visit twitter.com/Jumia_Group
For information and advice on COVID-19, please refer to the latest updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) website https://www.who.int
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I place an order? Will Jumia deliver my parcel?
Yes, Jumia continues to serve customers and provide a safe shopping environment and home delivery. You can check the current delivery times at order check-out or via ‘Your Orders’ in your account. When selecting a delivery address, select the option to collect form Jumia pick up stations or home delivery for your convenience.
Are delivery times affected?
Our teams are working to ensure we can continue to deliver at the fastest time possible. As you are already aware, we have taken several measures to ensure safe shopping during COVID19. We also do the same for our sellers, such as making sure that social distancing is enforced when they bring products.
Due to the current challenge that we are currently facing, this may delay the delivery of the orders compared to our usual timelines. Future orders placed will be delivered within the timelines indicated on the product page and checkout, which have been updated accordingly. We appreciate your support and patience.
Is it possible to return items?
Yes, as usual, you can return items under our return policy guidelines. Go to My Orders to return an item or check the return window for your order.
Is it safe to receive orders?
Yes. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is low, according to the World Health Organization.
As a result, shopping online on companies like Jumia, is a safer option - as it allows customers to avoid busy markets, malls or supermarkets.
Is it possible to reduce contact with the drivers when they deliver my order?
Yes. Our delivery agents are well trained to facilitate ‘Contactless’ delivery and cashless deliveries, where possible.
Drivers have been advised to limit contact with customers by placing packages at the customer’s doorstep and stepping back. Customers are also advised to prepay through JumiaPay to enhance their ‘contactless’ delivery for prepaid packages on the platform.
How To Stay Safe
What is Covid - 19 ?
According to W.H.O Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.
In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold and severe diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS . The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
-Aches and pains
How do I prevent it?
Wash your hands properly for up to 20 seconds. Maintain personal hygiene. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing or use a tissue. Avoid spitting in public. Be informed on latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and Ministry of Health.
What does the World Health Organization (WHO) say?
- If cold/flu symptoms, opt to self-quarantine
- If cough/fever, make sure you go to the hospital
- If you have breathing difficulties, treat this as an emergency
Who is at risk?
While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.
-Cancer or diabetes
Should I wear a mask to protect myself?
Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face mask can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask. There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so WHO urges people to use masks wisely.
What to do if you feel unwell:
Seek medical attentions through:
- Ridge and Tema hospitals
- Hotlines +233 50 949 7700 / +233 55 843 986
- Ambulance hotline:
- DEL Ambulance +233 30 254 3256
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: COVID-19 are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Answer: A novel COVID-19 is a new strain of COVID-19 that has not been previously identified in humans.
Answer: Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans in China in 2002 and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Several known COVID-19 are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. As surveillance improves around the world, more COVID-19 are likely to be identified.
Answer: It depends on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Answer: Yes, some COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person, usually after close contact with an infected patient, for example, in a household workplace, or health care centre.
Answer: When a disease is new, there is no vaccine until one is developed. It can take a number of years for a new vaccine to be developed
Answer: There is no specific treatment for disease caused by a COVID-19. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and therefore treatment based on the patient’s clinical condition. Moreover, supportive care for infected persons can be highly effective.
Answer: Standard recommendations to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses include maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
Answer: Yes, they can be, as health care workers come into contact with patients more often than the general public WHO recommends that health care workers consistently apply appropriate infection prevention and control measures.
Answer: Intense surveillance for suspected severe acute respiratory infections to be picked and tested for confirmation.
Public Health preparedness plans have been prepared and ready to be activated in the event of a pandemic in line with the International Health Regulations (2005).
Risk communication activities have been planned and aspects of it has started such as granting radio and TV interviews and port education on the virus.
Jumia’s main concern is your health and your family’s health as well, that’s why our role is very important in keeping you safe. You can find all the health essentials you need to stay safe from the virus at our website such as disinfectant wipes, thermometers, medical gloves, face masks, hand sanitizers and disinfectants. With the spread of the virus, we've recently seen an increase in online shopping which has encouraged us to work around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability of all the products you need.
Know Everything about COVID-19
Stay informed and know everything about the virus online. You must know the symptoms, how to prevent it, what to do if you are infected and all the important information about the COVID-19 virus. Jumia Ghana gives you everything you need to stay safe at home. Whether you want to work at home, do your grocery shopping or even train at home, we have all the perfect products for you at special prices. We also offer the fastest delivery to your doorstep or any place you want.
Learn All the Facts Online
Have the best online shopping with Jumia Ghana which cares about your health. Enter our online supermarket and order all your home essentials such as detergents, beverages, food, household cleaners and many more without moving from your place.