WHO

The World Health Organisation first reported the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Since early January, the organisation has been at the forefront of providing accurate and up to date news regarding the symptoms and spread of COVID-19. Keep your facts in check by regularly visiting their website and following them on social media:

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NICD

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has provided relevant and accurate information regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa since the disease first reached our shores. Their website features a number of handy resources to help you navigate the health crisis, including a list of local testing sites. Follow their social media pages for daily updates on COVID-19 infection rates and recoveries in the country:

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SA Coronavirus News Portal 

When the coronavirus broke out in South Africa in March, our government was quick to set up an online news portal to provide citizens with accurate information. The SA Coronavirus News Portal offers visitors free resources to help them understand the global pandemic and overcome unnecessary anxiety. The website also features up to date news on the progression of the virus in local communities and statements by our Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize. Follow this reliable news platform on social media or call the National Coronavirus Hotline for assistance:

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Emergency Hotline: 0800 029 999

WhatsApp Support Line: 0600-123456

Bhekisisa

The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism is an independent media organisation that specialises in issues of health and social justice across Africa. As such, their coverage of all COVID-19 related news is handled with extreme care and scrutiny. Moreover, their reporting is sensitive to the unique challenges we face as a country in light of this pandemic. Visit their online news portal for daily updates on infection rates, insightful blog articles and accurate reporting. Bhekisisa's news articles are distributed through News24, the Daily Maverick and the Mail & Guardian as well. Follow Bhekisisa on social media to get their latest news first:

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Joburg.co.za

We at Joburg.co.za are dedicated to bringing you accurate and insightful lifestyle-related news. Our COVID-19 portal features health tips, educational resources, inspiring articles, relevant blog features and news pieces from other reliable sources. We have also recently launched our Joburg Marketplace to help you do all your shopping online! Follow our social media pages to engage with us and give us your feedback on our COVID-19 resources:

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