Covid-19: decisive action is the hallmark of South Africa’s early success against coronavirus

South Africa is no stranger to the rampant spread of infectious diseases. Long before the country’s first covid-19 case was announced on 5 March, there were fears of how it would impact the public health system, already coping with a high incidence of tuberculosis and HIV. And in a country where 13% of the population live in crowded informal settlements with poor access to running water and sanitation, there was a high risk of
local transmission.

Covid-19: decisive action is the hallmark of South Africa’s early success against coronavirus
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