COVID-19: WHAT DO PATIENTS NEED TO KNOW?

What is Coronavirus / COVID-19 disease?

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus that was identified in Wuhan, China towards the end of 2019. The disease caused by this virus is known as COVID-19. It has since spread to all continents, and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March 2020. Widespread community transmission of the virus is currently occurring in South Africa.