Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

February 21, 2019

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

South African businesses prepared to shut down operations and supermarkets were inundated by shoppers as the country braced for a three-week lock-down aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. ORB which supplies medical and laboratory equipment will be operational using all available resources during the shutdown. Â Our Couriers have given us a go-ahead for the delivery of medical goods during this period. We will continue to receive imports and day to day functions are expected to be carried out normally. ORB has ordered rapid Covid-19 tests which does not require additional laboratory equipment. These test kits come in a pack size of 20 per Box and can be kept at room temperature.