WATCH: Health Minister gives update on coronavirus

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JOHANNESBURG - The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus a global health emergency.

South African health authorities will give an update on the outbreak.

The declaration of a global emergency triggers recommendations to all countries.

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It is aimed at preventing or reducing cross-border spread of disease.

On Wednesday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize reassured the nation that South Africa is prepared for the possibility of the coronavirus reaching the country.

He stated there have been no reported cases of the virus to date.


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