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  • According to the available information, most patients (± 80%) who are tested positive with COVID-19 only experience mild symptoms, which is comparable to a normal flu or cold.
  • Older people and people with weak immune systems or pre-existing conditions have a much higher risk of developing serious symptoms, should they be infected with the virus.
  • The South African Department of Health indicated yesterday that most patients are already showing signs of recovery.


  • AfriForum will continuously keep its members and the public updated on the latest developments by means of these situation reports.
  • More information and source material for this situation report are available at the following link:


– Avoid unnecessary physical contact with people (shaking hands, hugs etc.).
– Try not to touch your face until you have thoroughly cleaned your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
– Use disinfectant wipes for shop trolleys, etc.
– Wash your hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
– Avoid direct contact with railings such as at stairs or escalators.
– Do not share things like drinking glasses, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, food and so forth with other people.


Make sure your symptoms correspond with the confirmed COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Cough (dry)
  • Body aches
  • Fever
  • Sore chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath

Test process:

If you have four of the above symptoms, you should follow the following process:

  1. Contact your GP for a referral letter to be tested at any Lance tor Vermaak & Partners laboratory.
  2. Contact the national help line at 0800 029 999 / WhatsApp 0600 123 456.

The doctor or help line will tell you where the test will take place.

The cost of the test starts at R 990.

What should you do if you have tested positive?

  • Any person who has tested positive will be placed in quarantine at any of the designated hospitals for treatment.
  • The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) will inform all the people you were in close contact with.
  • Those persons will be placed in self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • The NICD will monitor them for any COVID-19 symptoms.

Click here for more information regarding guidelines for self-quarantine.

Department of health


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