Press Release: Jacaranda FM
16 March 2020
JACARANDA FM & TRACKER’S OFF THE BEAT ‘N TRACK POSTPONED AFTER CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK DECLARED NATIONAL DISASTER
With the South African Government declaring COVID-19 a national disaster and putting strict interventions in place on 15 March 2020, Jacaranda FM and Tracker have moved to postpone Off the Beat ‘n Track 2020 – Gauteng’s favourite family fun day of mountain biking and music - until further notice.
According to Jacaranda FM’s Marketing Manager Leith Smith and Head of Marketing at Tracker, Charlette Roetz: “COVID-19 poses a significant health risk to all South Africans and it’ll take a proactive, collective effort to prevent the spread of this disease and further loss of life. The health and safety of those in attendance are always paramount at any of our events and, following the announcement that gatherings of more than 100 people will be prohibited within South African borders, the event has been postponed until further notice.”
Jacaranda FM & Tracker encourage those who have already bought tickets to hold on to their tickets until a new date for the event has been set. Those who wish to request a refund can contact the race office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (012) 012 5205.
Stay tuned to Jacaranda FM and www.jacarandafm.com, listen via the Jacaranda FM app – available for IOS and Android, DStv Channel 158 or tune in via https://www.jacarandafm.com/listen-live/ for further updates.
Jacaranda FM & Tracker implore South Africans to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and to be vigilant in spotting and addressing symptoms of COVID-19:
According to the World Health Organization, precautions include washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs and avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
The WHO states that signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure which, if not timeously addressed, could have dire consequences.