The source of the coronavirus is believed to be a “wet market” in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds.
Such markets pose a heightened risk of viruses jumping from animals to humans because hygiene standards are difficult to maintain if live animals are being kept and butchered on site. Typically, they are also densely packed allowing disease to spread from species to species.
The animal source of Covid-19 has not yet been identified, but the original host is thought to be bats. Bats were not sold at the Wuhan market but may have infected live chickens or other animals sold there.
Bats are host to a wide range of zoonotic viruses including Ebola, HIV and rabies.
The question that is in every persons mouth is why ware the travel bans not being implemented in South Africa even before the first case? We have seen countries like China, Italy, Iran etc.. going through devastating loses of lives and incline in cases of the corona virus but I guess we thought it was never going to come to Africa .
Well it came and it has killed 2 people by this point it could have been avoided if South African government had ban all travels put people in 14 day isolation that came in before the cases were discovered here.
Keep on asking that question why ? money is much important than our lives i guess but it will be reviled .
The 1st cases was reported 5 March 2020 in South Africa.
“The patient is a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020.”
From the 5 March numbers have been going higher and higher and the President only managed to implement the lockdown on the 26 midnight when the numbers were already 900+ cases.
27 March 2020 two people reported dead in the Western Cape and that is the 1st day of the lockdown.
At this point cases have passed 1000+ and recovered is less than 1. The vaccine have not yet been announced some say it will take 18 months to develop it while numbers are getting even higher at has been reported that USA have passed China numbers while china is opening up their market, games, film, and some people went back to work while the rest of the world is on lockdown. We are seeing numbers starting to go up in African countries while other African countries don’t even have testing kits.
I beg people to respect the lockdown self isolate it is in everyone’s best interests so the government can manage this virus and the sooner they can manage the better for everyone.
Keep safe South Africa and the rest of the world.
At this moment we are sitting at the following numbers as South Africa:
The breakdown per province of total infections is as follows:
229 Western Cape
134 KwaZulu Natal
49 Free State
5 North West
2 Northern Cape
5 Eastern Cape
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