The number of cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed in South Africa is now 24. Since the first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 125 048 patients globally as of 13 March 2020. The Scheme is on high alert and would like members to take note of the information below.
Since the first reported case of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, on 31 December 2019, the world has anticipated a pandemic. In January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the deadly disease a public health emergency of international concern. As of 25 February, 80 239 cases have been confirmed globally,