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The COVID-19 pandemic is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China in late 2019. The virus has since spread around the world, with novel variants of concern causing new waves of infection. Testing is a critical component of COVID-19 control and...

On the 5th of March 2020, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize confirmed the spread of the virus to South Africa, with the first known patient being a male citizen who tested positive upon his return from Italy. The vast range of self-testing kits as well...