We reply seven of Mzansi’s most-Googled questions on coronavirus


three. The place did Covid-19 come from?/How did the coronavirus begin?

In accordance with the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in South Africa, the precise supply of the virus isn’t but recognized. Nonetheless, nearly all of Covid-19 sufferers initially recognized had been sellers and distributors at a seafood, poultry and stay wildlife market within the Jianghan district of China’s Hubei province. 

“This implies that the novel coronavirus has a potential zoonotic origin,” says the NICD web site, which means it’s a illness that usually exists in animals however may be transmitted from animals to people.

The pandemic was first reported to the WHO workplace in China on December 31 2019.

four. What are the signs of coronavirus?

The WHO lists the most typical signs of Covid-19 as being fever, tiredness and a dry cough. “Some sufferers could have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nostril, sore throat or diarrhea. These signs are normally gentle and start step by step,” based on their web site.

That mentioned, some folks could also be contaminated with out creating any signs which is why social distancing and self-isolation are essential, even should you’re not feeling ailing.  

5. Learn how to stop coronavirus?

There is no such thing as a vaccine or anti-viral agent obtainable to protect in opposition to contracting the illness which implies one of the best ways to keep away from being contaminated is to practise primary hygiene.

The WHO suggests taking a couple of easy precautions equivalent to repeatedly washing your fingers with cleaning soap and water for no less than 20 seconds or utilizing an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Keep away from touching your mouth, nostril and eyes.