1 280 cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths have been confirmed in South Africa.}
The French Embassy in South Africa and the Consulates General in Johannesburg and Cape Town are closely monitoring the situation, in close collaboration with the South African authorities and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) in Paris.
South African authorities have announced and implemented control measures at international ports of entry into the country.
To prevent the virus from spreading, it is imperative that you follow the recommendations of local health authorities - http://www.nicd.ac.za/
For general information or to find out about the situation in France: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
=> Hygiene and precautions:
· Wash your hands frequently with a hydro alcoholic solution or with soap and water.
· Cover your mouth and nose with the crease in your elbow or with a tissue if you cough or sneeze - throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands.
· Avoid close contact with people who have a fever and cough.
· Greet people without shaking hands, avoid kissing.
· Stay at home if you are sick.
· In case of symptoms including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, consult a doctor immediately and inform them about any recent travels.
· Do not wear a mask if you do not have symptoms.
. Persons who require more information or need medical support can also contact the numbers identified by the authorities, in particular the number for the National Institute for Communicable Diseases: +27 (0) 800 029 999 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paris time)