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the clips below to find out more on Covid-19, AKA the Coronavirus. Here you can listen and watch important facts about the virus and how you can help keep yourself and those around you healthy.

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What is the Coronavirus?

An illness that is a cousin to the flu, the Coronavirus could bring coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing. For most people, the virus doesn’t stay long and they get better with little treatment. But for some, like the old people and those who are sick, they could get very ill.

To protect these people, we need to stop the spread of the Coronavirus by washing our hands with soap and water as often as possible for 20 seconds, avoid touching our faces, and staying at home as much as possible.

Tips on Staying Safe

[FIND OUT] what you can do to keep yourself and others safe and healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Social Distancing

Social distancing means avoiding going to crowded places and standing 1 to 2 metres away from people. [FIND OUT MORE] in the clips below.

The Lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a national lockdown that will take place from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020 until 16 April 2020. [CLICK BELOW] to find out more on the lockdown.

Interviews with Experts

Using the power of WhatsApp, Child and Young Reporters have been able to interview some experts about the Coronavirus and the National Lockdown in South Africa.