COVID-19 Resources

What is COVID-19?

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.

Our various funders and partners have more information about the coronavirus.

Visit any of the following websites:

COVID-19 South African Corona Virus Resource Portal (

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)

World Health Organization (WHO)

South African Government

South African National Department of Health (NDoH)

Call the NICD helpline on 0800 029 999 or save the National Department of Health’s support number 0600 123 456 and send a message on WhatsApp saying “Hi”.