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Covid-19 – The true test for SA starts now

Health 9 months ago

The country’s infection numbers are slowly creeping up, and the overcrowded conditions in our informal settlements and elsewhere are sure to present challenges.


13 Mar 2020
PREMIUM!
Covid-19 – The true test for SA starts now

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks out of the Belhar Clinic in Belhar, near Cape Town, on March 12, 2020. Picture: RODGER BOSCH / AFP

Even before the echoes had died down around the World Health Organisation declaring Covid-19 infections a pandemic, South Africa was able to add four more cases to the world total of more than 129,977, and even registered a false positive case in the Free State. Since the first report of a patient who presented with the novel coronavirus eight days ago on 5 March, SA now has 17 confirmed cases, with one patient allegedly on the way to a full recovery, and one more with kidney disease believed to be in a critical condition. And critically, with the South African...

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