No Cases of Coronavirus in South Africa, Institute Says

There have been no cases of the novel coronavirus known as "2019-nCoV" identified in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases has said. However, an emergency operations centre is in alert mode, and could be activated, should the need arise. The strain was identified in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, after victims developed pneumonia without a clear cause and for which existing vaccines or treatments were not effective. Several African countries have issued warnings to citizens travelling to Asian nations and urged them to take preventative measures.

Images combined from a 3D medical animation, depicting the shape of coronavirus as well as the cross-sectional view. Image shows the major elements including the Spike S protein, HE protein, viral envelope, and helical RNA.

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