Covid-19 in South Africa – What you need to know

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause respiratory infections, ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases - such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).The most recent Coronavirus disease is COVID-19.

Business for South Africa

Business for South Africa fully supports the decisive action taken by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the government to help mitigate the health, labour market and economic impacts of the coronavirus. Read more>




Essential Service Businesses

The President of South Africa has declared a National Lockdown from 26 March 2020 until 16 April 2020. During that period only businesses that provide essential services are allowed to open and trade. Those businesses need to apply to for a certificate in order to trade. Read more>

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa. Read more>

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