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What to do if you suspect that you are infected

If you get sick with a fever, cough or have trouble breathing: (i) seek medical attention, (ii) tell your doctor about your recent travels and any symptoms you have, and (iii) avoid contact with others.


Update: Advice for travellers returning from countries with widespread sustained (ongoing) transmission

What To Do When You Return To South Africa? Stay at home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread ongoing community transmission and practice social distancing.

How to protect yourself: Hand hygiene - when and how

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick & spreading the virus to others. People frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it. Here are some tips on how to wash your hands and use hand rubs effectively.

Coronavirus: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation and state of the disaster

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday night announcing a range of measures to try and stem the Covid-19 epidemic. See the President's speak and read his speech.

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