KwaZulu-Natal is ground zero for the first case of the (COVID-19) coronavirus in South Africa. A 38-year-old man has been in self-isolation since Tuesday after returning from a trip to Italy. Quarantine facilities have also been activated across the country and health facilities are on high alert. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The first case of coronavirus in South Africa has been confirmed.
A 38-year-old man has tested positive for the (COVID-19) virus in KwaZulu-Natal.
The man recently travelled to Italy and has been in self-isolation since.
The World Health Organization has released guidelines on how people can protect themselves from the virus.
The Department of Health says the Emergency Operations Centre will be running 24-hours.
It also has information on precautionary measures on the outbreak. Click here.
South Africa has confirmed the first case of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 is still affecting people in China with some outbreaks in other countries.