What is COVID-19?
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.
The government of South Africa has set up a COVID-19 Online Resource and News Portal. This is to enable the public to receive up-to-date information about the pandemic. No data or airtime is required to access the portal.
Click here to access portal.