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What is COVID-19

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2′ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as Cornavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.