What is COVID-19?
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.
A few pointers for South Africans;
Government is taking steps to prevent illegal and unsafe products from being sold to consumers.
This includes prioritising the investigation and prosecution of fraud related to the coronavirus in the country.
Government is also closely monitoring food prices and calls on the business community to act responsibly and not charge inflated prices.
Retailers who take advantage of the current circumstances and inflate their prices unreasonably can be reported to the Competition Commission via Shadrack Rambau at Shadrackr@compcom.co.za
To get the latest information on the COVID-19, please CLICK HERE and go to the South African Resource Portal.
You can also read the first statement from the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure – on what the Department is doing to help stop the spread of the COVID-19: Here