Patients with asthma who are on oral corticosteroids or frequent doses of oral corticosteroids are a higher risk for severe disease and death for COVID-19. Whilst the risk in this group is elevated (probably 2 or 3 fold) most such asthmatics will not land up in hospital or contract COVID-19. You need to take all the necessary precautions but also be pragmatic. I suggest you discuss these concerns with healthcare provider and also take all the necessary precautions that are practically possible. I am unsure which country you are writing from but I presume it is likely South Africa. There are some national directives regarding risk factors and individuals in an enhanced risk category are allowed to work from home.
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