About COVID-19

What is a coronavirus? What is coronavirus disease 2019? Why is this disease called COVID-19? Where and how did it originate? Cut through the misinformation on this disease and empower yourself with must-know facts and regular updates.

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No country is immune to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus - officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The outbreak has reached pandemic proportions...
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The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has caused an outbreak of fatal respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. This is a completely new strain with no vaccines available...
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There’s a lot of talk about the novel coronavirus 2019 and COVID-19, the disease it causes. Some of the information you hear is spot on, some is pure fiction...
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The World Health Organization has moved to dispel the myth that COVID-19 is an airborne virus. This and many more myths about COVID-19 virus are spreading in South Africa and globally.
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In a very short space of time COVID 19 has changed the way we live in multiple ways. It’s normal to feel stress or anxiety as a result. However, there are ways to cope with the situation and ensure your mental wellbeing
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While we cannot currently stop the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, we have a critical window of opportunity to slow down the spread of the virus as much as possible and “flatten the curve”.
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Bump elbows in greeting and keep a distance between yourself and others. It’s medical advice. We also need to be aware of not fuelling stigma around COVID-19.
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Should you travel to areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? What should you do if you develop symptoms of respiratory illness while travelling? And, considering the risk of contracting COVID-19, should you travel at all?...
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