The global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported on 31 December 2019 by the World Health Organization country office following a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been confirmed as the causative virus of COVID-19. To date, COVID-19 has become a global pandemic and it is continuing to spread across the globe. The NICD aims to keep you updated with relevant and current information concerning COVID-19, ranging from frequently asked questions, providing technical resources and guidelines, information on prevention, an updated list of countries that are affected, advice for returning travellers and communication resources that can be utilised across settings.
For daily updates of countries, territories or areas with reported laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases, please refer to the World Health Organisation COVID-19 situation reports
National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems.
Various guidelines on the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 including clinical management of cases and the use of cloth masks.
Quick Reference for Clinical Health Care Workers on management of suspected cases including specimen submissions forms and NMC Case notification forms.
A list of testing sites across South Africa.
All you need to know about travelling
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