Citizens intensify safety measures in fight against coronavirus

Since President Cyril Ramaphosa declared coronavirus a national disaster on Sunday, South Africans have been taking steps to protect themselves and their families.

Sixty-two confirmed cases have been reported in the country with several more, including two internal transmissions, under investigation.

Mother of two, Caprice Chetty says as a precaution, she has stocked up on groceries and other essential items.

“The coronavirus, yes (I’m) definitely afraid. I have cancelled all my travels, even though it’s local and following the guidelines of hygiene and social distancing that was provided. From the stockpiling perspective, I did go and buy a few things, I have a two weeks supply.”

“In addition, I have prepared a little go bag for my kids, husband and me with food items, travel documents and clothing. I will not send my children to school; I don’t feel comfortable so I already stopped them from today,” explains Chetty.

Limpopo medical doctor in self-quarantine

The medical doctor who is Limpopo’s first confirmed coronavirus case is in self-quarantine. MEC for Health, Dr. Phophi Ramathuba says the 28-year-old has been to France, Netherlands, and Spain.

Below is a Live Tracking of the cases, death toll, and other information, updated daily:


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