Coronavirus COVID-19

Information on Covid-19

Thursday, April 9 2020

Official South African statistics from the Government on COVID-19, updated daily at 08:00


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Online Risk Assessment

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Official government updates

WhatsAPP Info group

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can join the official South African government Covid-19 WhatsApp group. Save the number, 060 012 3456 on your WhatsApp contact list and then say 'Hi' to be added to the group. You will receive a welcome notification and can then select from the menu what type of information you would like.

COVID-19 Testing sites

March 27 2020
AMPATH COVID-19 testing sites |
LANCET COVID-19 testing sites |
PATHCARE COVID-19 testing sites |

Important notice – Suspension and restriction of visiting hours

March 24 2020
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Media releases and interviews

Dr Richard Friedland, CEO of the Netcare Group, has issued the following statement:
April 03 2020
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What to do, and not to do, if you suspect you might have COVID-19
March 20 2020
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Developing personal resilience to cope with the possible impacts of the COVID-19 crisis
March 19 2020
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Netcare are NOT doing door-to-door COVID-19 screening
March 16 2020
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Netcare's Group Medical Director, Dr Anchen Laubscher, participating in a panel discussion on Maroela Media on COVID-19
March 11 2020
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Netcare is prepared for COVID-19 in South Africa
March 06 2020
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NICD chatbot with comprehensive Covid-19 information

For comprehensive information on Covid-19 you can access the National Institute for Communicable Diseases chatbot on this link click here.

COVID-19 information for transplant patients and those awaiting organ transplantation

23 March 2020
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National Department of Health - Coronavirus COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs

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Netcare Coronavirus fact sheet

Familiarise yourself with facts about the coronavirus
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COVID-19 Guidelines for childcare facilities and schools – 11 March

Guidance for childcare facilities and schools on COVID-19
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NICD information on the novel Coronavirus

For more information on the novel coronavirus contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) toll free number for the public, 0800 029 999, during their operating hours, Monday to Friday from 08:00 – 16:00. Click here to learn more

Information on the wearing of a mask

For the general public, the use of face masks is not recommended, and the unwarranted purchase and inappropriate use of face masks could potentially deplete the availability of these resources for healthcare workers.

The following circumstances justify the use of face masks: 

  • People who care for individuals who are confirmed to have COVID-19 should wear a mask
  • A mother breastfeeding a baby if she is confirmed to have COVID-19 should wear a mask
  • A person under investigation who is coughing should wear a mask to protect others
  • Healthcare workers caring for ill persons confirmed to have COVID-19 should wear a mask

The most important things the public can do is to practise good hand hygiene and cough etiquette.